Petronas successfully prices a US$600m bond offering

by BERNAMA / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

KUALA LUMPUR – PETRONAS has successfully priced a US$600 million single tranche seven-year note.

The issuance marks the first corporate bond issued by its wholly owned subsidiary, PETRONAS Energy Canada Ltd (PECL).

The notes were priced at 85 basis points (bps) over the seven-year US Treasury to yield 2.112 per cent. The offering was met with overwhelming demand from the market throughout the bookbuilding process, illustrating the market’s confidence in PETRONAS’ credit strength, on the back of its current ratings of A2 by Moody’s, A- by S&P and BBB+ by Fitch, it said in a statement on Thursday.

Proceeds will be utilised by PECL to fund its continued development and production activities, debt refinancing and for general corporate purposes. PECL focuses on the development and production of oil and natural gas in Canada.

The Notes are expected to settle on March 23, 2021 and will be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. BofA Securities acted as Sole Global Coordinator, together with Citigroup, HSBC and ScotiaBank as Joint Bookrunners.