SCA first Swedish listed company to issue green bond

  SCA first Swedish listed company to issue green bond  Business Wire  STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- March 25, 2014  Regulatory News:  As the first Swedish listed company, SCA has raised SEK 1.5 bn through a green bond issue. The bond proceeds will be used for investments in projects with a positive environmental impact.  The bond, which is denominated in Swedish krona (SEK), has a five-year tenor and is issued under the company’s EMTN (Euro Medium Term Note) program. The bond has two tranches. One tranche 1 billion floating rate note, priced at three-month STIBOR +0,68% annually and one SEK 500m fixed rate tranche with an annual coupon of 2,5%. SCA’s green bond offer was oversubscribed. The bond was placed with approximately 30 investors.  Green corporate bonds are relatively new in the bond market  For SCA, the globally leading hygiene and forest products company, sustainability is a crucial and natural part of the business model.  “SCA’s sustainability activities are based on the creation of financial, environmental and social value. Each of these components holds equal importance in the drive to create a successful company. SCA’s position as the first listed company in Sweden to offer a green bond is further confirmation of how important and highly prioritized our sustainability work is,” says Jan Johansson, President and CEO of SCA.  Examples of investment areas for SCA’s green bonds are renewable energy and energy efficiency.  The intermediary bank has been SEB.  SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company. The Group develops and produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products. Sales are conducted in about 100 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and regional brands, such as Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo and Vinda. As Europe’s largest private forest owner, SCA places considerable emphasis on sustainable forest management. The Group has about 44,000 employees. Sales in 2013 amounted to approximately SEK 93bn (EUR 10.7bn). SCA was founded in 1929, has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more information, visit www.sca.com.  This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com  Contact:  For additional information please contact: Johan Karlsson, VP Investor Relations, 46 8 788 51 30 or Boo Ehlin, VP Media Relations, 46 8 788 51 36