Prologis Announces Pricing of EUR 300 million of PELF 1.750% Green Bonds due 2028
SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologis, Inc. ("Prologis") (NYSE: PLD) announced today that Prologis International Funding II S.A. (the "Issuer" and wholly-owned subsidiary of Prologis European Logistics Fund, FCP-FIS ("PELF")), has priced an issuance of EUR 300 million aggregate principal amount of green bonds due 2028, which have an annual rate of interest of 1.750% and an issue price of 99.059% of the principal amount (the "Notes"). The Notes are to be issued pursuant to the EUR 5,000,000,000 Guaranteed Euro Medium Term Note Programme (the "Programme") of the Issuer and are expected to be rated at issuance A3 by Moody's Investors Service Ltd. and A- by Standard & Poor's Credit Markets Services Limited. The Notes will constitute direct, senior, unconditional and unsecured obligations of the Issuer and will be unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by PELF. The settlement date of the issuance of the Notes is expected to be on or around March 15, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions precedent. The Notes will be listed on the Euro MTF market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and displayed on the Luxembourg Green Exchange.
PELF intends to allocate an amount equal to the net proceeds of the Notes to the Eligible Green Project Portfolio (as defined in the Prologis Green Bond Framework, which is available on the website of PELF at www.pepfii.com) within the applicable asset portfolio of PELF or any of its affiliates. Pending such allocation, the net proceeds of the Notes will be on-lent by the Issuer to PELF or other entities within the PELF Group for the early repayment in full of the Issuer's EUR 300,000,000 2.750% Guaranteed Notes due 2018, in respect of which the Issuer exercised its call option on February 21, 2018, and for the repayment of other indebtedness and for other capital management activities. A copy of the base prospectus relating to the Programme and the drawdown prospectus relating to the Notes is, or will be, available on the website of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
"The pricing of PELF's inaugural green bond today furthers our commitment to sustainability and to supporting projects which benefit our customers and the communities in which we work and live," said Thomas S. Olinger, chief financial officer, Prologis. "We look forward to investing further in sustainable initiatives on behalf of all Prologis entities, and are pleased to have established this important relationship with the green investment community."
MiFID II professionals/ECPs-only – Manufacturer target market (MiFID II product governance) is eligible counterparties and professional investors only (all distribution channels). No PRIIPs key information document (KID) has been prepared as the Notes are not available to retail in the EEA.
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Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 684 million square feet (64 million square meters) in 19 countries. Prologis leases modern distribution facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,000 customers across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment.
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