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May 12, 2022

Ayala Land lists P12 billion fixed-rate bonds on PDEx

Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) listed its P12-billion fixed-rate bonds due 2028 on the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp. (PDEx) on May 5, 2022

This 6-year bond listing is the biggest bond issuance of Ayala Land in the past eight years and the second-largest issuance in the company’s history. The bonds carry an interest rate of 5.8086% per annum, to be paid quarterly.

The bond offering was well-received by the market, having gathered P60 billion in orders or 5x the issue size.

“This solid market reception led to pricing at the tight end of the spread range, manifesting the retail and institutional investors’ unwavering trust and confidence in Ayala Land’s credit and resilience,” ALI Deputy Treasurer Jose Emilio Jamir said.

Net proceeds will be used for refinancing and general corporate requirements.

“Ayala Land continues to show its resiliency and cement its impact in our communities. With Ayala Land’s stellar track record, the SEC is very optimistic that the additional funding from this offering would add value to and increase enthusiasm in our capital markets,” Securities and Exchange Commissioner Kelvin Lester Lee said.

Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp. president and CEO Antonio A. Nakpil also took the opportunity to commend ALI for pioneering the use of the Electronic Securities Issue Portal in 2021, after which nine other issuers followed suit. This resulted in more efficient transactions through the electronic facilities, as well as reduction of use of resources and storage cost.

“We hope that translation of green motherhood statements from mantras to actual numbers puts more value into the engraved crystal plaque you, the pilot issuer, received at last month’s PDS awards. Your lead had real impact,” Nakpil said.

ALI’s P12-billion listing brings the year-to-date total of new listings on PDEx to P216.46 Billion, surpassing 2021’s total annual level of P213.45 Billion.

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