Determination of Terms and Conditions for the Issuance in Japan of Hybrid Notes (with an optional interest payment deferral provision)
SoftBank Group Corp. (“SBG”) announced today that it has determined the following terms and conditions for the issuance in Japan of hybrid notes (with an optional interest payment deferral provision) (the “Hybrid Notes”) to be offered mainly to individual investors as announced in “Issuance in Japan of Hybrid Notes (with an optional interest payment deferral provision)” dated May 19, 2021.
5th unsecured subordinated notes with optional interest payment deferral and early redemption provisions
|1. Total amount of issue||JPY 405 billion|
|2. Denomination per note||JPY 1 million|
|3. Interest rate||Fixed rate for 5 years from the issue date: 2.750% per annum|
Floating rate thereafter: Interest rate of 1-year Japanese Government Bonds + Initial spread (2.850%)+ Step-up*
|4. Term||35 years|
|5. Interest payment dates||June 21 and December 21 of each year|
(1st interest payment date: December 21, 2021)
6. Maturity Date
June 21, 2056
SBG may, at its option, redeem the Hybrid Notes on any interest payment date on or after June 21, 2026
|7. Offering period||From June 4, 2021 to June 18, 2021|
|8. Issue date||June 21, 2021|
|9. Method of offering||Public offering in Japan|
|10. Offerees||Mainly individual investors|
|11. Underwriters||Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.|
SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.
Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
SBI SECURITIES Co., Ltd.
|12. Credit rating||BBB (Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd.)|
|13. Use of proceeds||Allocated to a part of the early redemption of domestic hybrid notes that will reach the 1st voluntary call date in September 2021 and a part of the redemption of domestic subordinated notes that will reach the maturity in December 2021|
The interest rate will be increased by 25 basis points on a day which is 5 years after the issue date, by additional 5 basis points (30 basis points in total) on a day which is 20 years after the issue date and by additional 70 basis points (100 basis points in total) on a day which is 25 years after the issue date, under a step-up interest provision.
In the event of early redemption or repurchase of the Hybrid Notes, SBG intends to replace the Hybrid Notes with financial instruments which are eligible for an equity treatment from rating agencies equal to that of the Hybrid Notes to the extent that SBG recognizes it necessary in considering its financial conditions, the impact on credit ratings, and other matters.
This press release related to offerings of Japanese Yen-denominated Notes (the “Notes”) that are intended to be directed into Japan and its residents thereof in accordance with the law, customary practices and documentation in Japan. This press release does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale in the United States. The Notes have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an application exemption from the registration requirements under the Act.
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