Latvenergo AS plans to issue green bonds with Dark Green Shading from CICERO Shades of Green
Riga, 2021-04-27 15:31 CEST --
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Latvenergo AS, leading green energy producer and one of the largest state-owned energy companies in the Baltic region, rated Baa2 (Stable) by Moody‘s, has mandated Luminor Bank AS and Swedbank AB as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners to arrange a Global Investor Call on 5 May 2021, 2pm EEST, as well as a series of electronic investor meetings commencing on the same date. A EUR-denominated 50 million green senior unsecured bond with 7-year maturity will follow, subject to market conditions. The proceeds from the issuance will be used in accordance with Latvenergo’s Green Bond Framework, which was updated during spring 2020 and has Dark Green shading, the best green category from CICERO Shades of Green.
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Latvenergo Group is one of the leading energy suppliers in the Baltics operating in electricity and thermal energy generation and trade, natural gas trade and electricity distribution services. Latvenergo AS has been acknowledged as the most valuable company in Latvia for several times. International credit rating agency Moody's has assigned Latvenergo AS an investment-grade credit rating of Baa2/stable.
Latvenergo Group is comprised of the parent company Latvenergo AS (generation and trade of electricity and thermal energy, trade of natural gas) and subsidiaries - Sadales tīkls AS (electricity distribution), Elektrum Eesti OÜ (trade of electricity and natural gas in Estonia), Elektrum Lietuva UAB (trade of electricity and natural gas in Lithuania), Enerģijas publiskais tirgotājs AS (administration of mandatory electricity procurement process) and Liepājas enerģija SIA (generation and trade of thermal energy in Liepaja, electricity generation). All shares of Latvenergo AS are owned by the state and held by the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia.