Allen & Overy advises on ICBC’s multi-branch “One-Belt-One-Road” themed green bond issuance
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The three-currency, four-series transaction issued under ICBC’s USD20 billion global medium term note programme comprises:
- USD500 million 5.375% bonds due 2026 by ICBC Hong Kong Branch;
- USD1bn floating rate bonds due 2026 by ICBC Singapore Branch;
- CNY1.6bn (approximately USD219m) 3.200% bonds due 2025 by ICBC Dubai (DIFC) Branch; and
- EUR300m (approximately USD316m) 4.125% bonds due 2026 by ICBC Luxembourg Branch.
The net proceeds will be used to finance and/ or refinance Eligible Green Assets, which promote environmental protection, sustainable economic development, and combat climate change in the Eligible Green Asset Categories, as defined in the ICBC Green Bond Framework. The bonds will be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the Singapore Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Dubai and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
The Allen & Overy team was led by partners Agnes Tsang and Aloysius Tan, with support from Jiayin Yu, Jia Yan Low, Gordon Ng, Nick Yap, Eileen Qu, Callum Udy, Michael Leung and Rachel Cheung. Partner Anzal Mohammed and associate Sabah Khan from Allen & Overy Dubai also provided support.
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