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X5 places corporate bonds

May 26, 2017. TAG: Retail Trade

X5 Retail Group N.V. ("X5" or "the Company"), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: "FIVE"), announces the placement of RUR 10 bln  ruble-denominated series 001P-02 bonds issued by LLC X5 Finance.

The coupon rate on the bonds, which have a put option after 3.5 years, has been set at 8.45% p.a. The Company plans to use the proceeds from the issue to finance its current operations, including loan refinancing to improve the loan portfolio structure.

The offering was arranged by Russian Agricultural Bank, UniCredit Bank and Sberbank CIB. The placement agent was Raiffeisenbank.​

X5 Retail Group

X5 Retail Group is the leading food retailer in Russia. X5 shares are listed on London Stock Echange (LSE) in the form of Global Depositary Receipts. The Company operates several retail formats, including the chain of conveniently located proximity stores under the Pyaterochka brand, the supermarket chain under the Perekrestok brand, the hypermarket chain under the Karusel brand and Express convenience stores.