Smurfit Kappa launches its inaugural Green Bond Offering

Smurfit Kappa Group plc has confirmed a dual-tranche offering by one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Smurfit Kappa Treasury Unlimited Company, comprising €500m in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2029 and €500m in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2033.

The Group intends to use an amount equivalent to the net proceeds of the Offering to finance or refinance a portfolio of eligible assets and expenditures in accordance with its previously announced green finance framework (which we published on 14th Sept), which the Group may, in the future, update in line with developments in the market.

The Group intends to issue a notice for the conditional redemption of €500m in aggregate principal amount of the 2.375% Senior Notes due 2024, issued by Smurfit Kappa Acquisitions Unlimited Company pursuant to an indenture dated 24 January 2017. The Group intends to use cash on hand and/or existing available facilities to fund the redemption of the 2024 Notes and pay accrued but unpaid interest thereon. The redemption is currently anticipated to take place on 25 September 2021 and is conditional upon the completion of the Offering and the receipt by the Group of the net proceeds from the sale of the New Notes on or before the redemption date. There can be no assurance that the Offering or the redemption of the 2024 Notes will be completed.

The New Notes are being offered in a private placement and there will be no public offering of the New Notes. The New Notes will be offered and sold only to non-U.S. persons outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

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