Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the parent company of the Ecobank Group, has said it is seeking to raise $300m from the international debt capital markets.
ETI said in a statement on Monday that the money would be raised through the issuance of tier-2 qualifying sustainability notes pursuant to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 144A and Regulations.
It said, “An equivalent amount of the net proceeds of the notes will be used to finance or re-finance, in part or in full, new or existing eligible assets in accordance with ETI’s Sustainable Finance Framework.
“ETI intends to list the notes on the London Stock Exchange, with the expectation that the notes will be traded on its regulated market. It should be noted that the issuance of the notes is subject to prevailing market conditions and the conclusion of the necessary transaction documentation.”
The Banking Group explained that an equivalent amount of the net proceeds of the Notes will be used to finance or re-finance, in part or full, new or existing eligible assets in accordance with ETI’s Sustainable Finance Framework.
The pan-african bank in the first quarter (Q1), 2021 unaudited results for the period ended March 31, 2021 showed remarkable performance in all the key financial indices. It recorded a profit Before Tax (PBT) of N40.3 billion, representing 22 per cent increase over the N33 billion reported at the same time in 2020
Closed at N30.5 billion, while gross earnings stood at N214.3 billion representing 10 per cent increase against N194.9 billion during the same period in 2020 up by 15 percent to N164.6 billion.