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N187.6bn: Dangote Completes Nigeria’s Largest Corporate Bond Issuance

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Dangote Industries Limited, one of the leading, diversified and fully integrated conglomerate in Nigeria and Africa, has announced the successful completion of its N187.6bn Series 1 Bond Issuance, which is the largest corporate bond ever issued in the history of the Nigerian capital market

 

The landmark transaction represents the first issuance by DIL at Group level and comprises of a 7-year Tranche-A bond issued at 12.75% and a 10-year Tranche-B bond issued at 13.50%, under the newly established N300 billion Debt Issuance Programme

The bond issuance was well received by the market and recorded participation from a wide range of investors including domestic pension funds, asset managers, insurance companies and high net-worth investors.

The company said it planned to utilize the net proceeds from the Series 1 bond issuance to part-finance the Dangote Petroleum Refinery Project, an Integrated Petrochemical Complex, and the largest Single Train Petroleum Refinery in the World.

Commenting on the significance of the Transaction, Mr. Olakunle Alake, Group Managing Director of Dangote Industries, said: “Dangote Industries is delighted to have successfully conducted its debut issuance under our newly established Debt Issuance Programme. We are very pleased to have set this remarkable milestone, showcasing the depth and liquidity of the Nigeria Debt Capital Market. The success of this transaction further demonstrates investor confidence in our credit story and the appreciation of the work done by the Group across several key sectors that are crucial to the development of the continent.

The proceeds from this landmark transaction will be used to part-finance the Dangote Petroleum Refinery Project which is the initiative by the Group to establish the largest refinery in Africa, thus positioning Nigeria as a net exporter of refined crude. We want to specially thank the investor community for their support on this transaction, as well as our various advisors and stakeholders.”

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