Casinos Austria International raises issue volume of public corporate bond to 140 million euro.
Vienna, 5 July 2010 – On 29 June 2010, the Board of Casinos Austria International (CAI) presented its new public corporate bond to institutional investors in Casino Wien in Vienna. The subscription period began on 1 July 2010, and the bond was fully subscribed within a matter of hours. To accommodate the continued strong demand, the Casinos Austria International Board opted to raise the issue volume from the original 120 million euro to 140 million euro.
The coupon rate for the fixed interest seven-year bond is 5 . The issue price lies at 99.44 . The bond is listed on the Second Regulated Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange with the ISIN AT0000A0JE42. The bond denomination of 1,000 euro was tailored to retail customers.
The bond was successfully spread across retail and institutional investors. 60 of subscriptions came from retail investors, 30 from banks, 7 from insurance companies, 2 from corporate investors and 1% from managed funds.
Paul Herzfeld, CEO of Casinos Austria International, commented on the success of the bond: “This rapid placement in a difficult market situation confirms that investors maintain their confidence in Casinos Austria International’s position as a leading European gaming company.”
Josef Leutgeb, CFO of Casinos Austria International, added: “The proceeds of Casinos Austria International Holding’s second bond will be used primarily to refinance our existing financial obligations and optimize our repayment profile.”
The bond was arranged using Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG as sole bookrunner. Bankhaus Schelhammer & Schattera, BAWAG P.S.K and the ERSTE Bank Group acted as senior co-lead managers.
Patrick Butler, Director of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, confirmed that the high level of awareness of the Casinos Austria International brand among investors had been a significant contributing factor in the successful placement of the 140 million euro bond.
The Casinos Austria International bond can be purchased at all Austrian financial institutions. The subscription period ends today, 5 July 2010.