New bonds issued – US$1bn raised
Johannesburg, 9 May 2019: Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE: GFI) is pleased to announce that it has successfully concluded the raising of two new bonds – a US$500m 5-year bond with a coupon of 5.125% and a US$500m 10-year bond with a coupon of 6.125% - raising a total of US$1bn at an average coupon of 5.625%. The final combined book for the bond issues was in excess of US$3bn.
The proceeds of the raising will be used to repay amounts outstanding under the US$1,290m Credit Facilities Agreement and refinance or repurchase certain other existing indebtedness, or for general corporate purposes.
In conjunction with the issuance, and as part of the use of proceeds, Gold Fields yesterday also announced a tender offer for up to US$250m of the outstanding 4.875% 2020 bonds at a price of 102%.
As published in our 2018 Integrated Annual Report, one of Gold Fields financial targets in its 2019 Balanced Scorecard is to improve the liquidity and profile of the Group’s debt. This entails both reducing net debt and extending the maturity of the debt profile. The bond issue extends and spreads out the maturity of the debt profile.
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