Sanoma Corporation, Press Release, 18 October 2023 at 11:00 EET
Sanoma has signed a new EUR 100 million term loan to repay the EUR 200 million bond in March 2024
Sanoma Corporation has signed a bilateral EUR 100 million term loan facility agreement with OP Corporate Bank. Maturity of the new term loan is twelve months from the drawdown plus an extension option of ten months at the discretion of Sanoma. Sanoma will withdraw the loan in March 2024 and use the funds, together with its other existing funding facilities to repay the EUR 200 million bond, expiring on 18 March 2024.
In addition, the maturity of Sanoma’s EUR 300 million syndicated Revolving Credit Facility (RCF) has been extended by one year to November 2026. The RCF is provided by a group of ten relationship banks and is currently fully unused.
“In the current interest rate environment, we consider the combination of the new term loan with OP and the use of our current funding facilities as the most flexible option to refinance the bond. We had a wide variety of options for this refinancing, thanks to the solid support to Sanoma’s continuing K12 learning services strategy from our core relationship banks,” says Alex Green, CFO of Sanoma Corporation.
Kaisa Uurasmaa, Head of Investor Relations and Sustainability, tel. +358 40 560 5601
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