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Bond financing

VIS Group among the first in Russia to place bonds within the framework of a non-concession PPP project in the amount of RUB 4 billion

The issuing of securities was carried out in 2 stages in order to refinance the funds raised for the implementation of a public-private partnership project in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. In early October 2017, the first placement of exchange-traded BO-01 series bonds in the amount of 1.7 billion rubles was completed. On December 21, 2017, OOO VIS Development carried out the second placement of 01 series bonds secured by cash claims in the amount of RUB 2.3 billion. The RAEX (Expert RA) rating agency has assigned the debt instruments a high reliability rating at the ruAA level. Investors highly appreciated the reliability of the project – the placement of infrastructure bonds was completed in full. On April 4, 2018, the issuer decided to redeem the first bond issue early.
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VIS Group issues Russia’s first social bonds in the amount of 5.57 billion rubles in 2020.

This is the first bond issue in Russia to be independently verified for compliance with the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) Social Bond Principles (SBP). The securities are included in the sustainable development sector of the Moscow Exchange. This sector includes issuers with targeted investments attracted in the public market as part of the implementation of projects of high social importance. The Expert RA rating agency has assigned a high rating of structured financing to class A bonds at the ruA.sf (EXP) level, and class B bonds at the ruBBB + .sf (EXP) level. The bonds were issued within the framework of the VIS Group's public-private partnership project that entails the creation of a new network of educational and cultural institutions in Yakutsk and its suburbs.


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VIS Group enters the public capital market for the first time by issuing exchange-traded bonds on the Moscow Exchange in October 2020.

This is the Group’s debut issue of exchange-traded bonds under the program, with a maximum volume of 30 billion rubles. Securities in the amount of 2.5 billion rubles were issued for 7 years with a put option in 3 years. The funds raised on the public capital market will be used to finance the holding’s ongoing concession projects. The issuer of the securities is OOO VIS FINANCE, the guarantor is the parent company of the VIS Group (AO) holding. The leading Russian rating agency ACRA has assigned an A (RU) rating to the issue.


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