Wolf Theiss has advised Raiffeisen Bank International AG on the issue and listing of a EUR 750 million Green Bond. White & Case advised a syndicate consisting of Barclays Bank Ireland PLC, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Societe Generale, and UniCredit Bank AG on the issuance.
The notes have a maturity of seven years with an annual interest rate of 0.375, and were admitted to trading on the official market of the Vienna stock exchange and on the regulated market of the Luxembourg stock exchange. According to Wolf Theiss, the proceeds from the bond will be used to finance environmentally friendly housing and commercial real estate, as well as green transport infrastructure and transportation projects in Central and Eastern Europe.
“We want to make our contribution towards more sustainability,” said RBI CFO Martin Grull about the issuance. “Green bonds are an important pillar of our sustainability strategy and provide an interesting investment opportunity for investors."
The Wolf Theiss team was led by Partner Alex Haas, supported by Counsel Christine Siegl, Senior Associate Nevena Skocic, and Associate Nikolaus Dinhof.
The White & Case team in Frankfurt was led by Partner Jochen Artzinger-Bolten, supported by Associates Florian Fraunhofer and Claire-Marie Mallad.