Sirius Group、2026年満期のシニア債発行で4億ドルを調達

Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd.

2016/11/2 12:00

Sirius Group、2026年満期のシニア債発行で4億ドルを調達

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【ハミルトン(バミューダ諸島)2016年11月2日PR Newswire=共同通信JBN】Sirius International Insurance Group,Ltd.(Sirius Group)は2日、間接的な完全子会社のSirius International Group,Ltd.(SIG)を通じて2026年満期のシニア債(表面金利4.600%)を発行し、4億ドルを調達したと発表した。シニア債は2016年11月1日に満期になる。

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Sirius Groupは最近、China Minsheng Investment Corp.,Ltd.のシンガポール投資法人CM International Holding Pte.Ltd.(CMIG International)と合併した。アジアの金融市場で存在感を高めようとするSirius Groupの戦略的構想は、今回のシニア債の約3分の2をアジアの主要機関投資家に割り当てたことに表れている。残りは米国と欧州の投資家に配分した。


Sirius Groupはシニア債で調達した資金を、2017年満期のSIGの無担保シニア債(表面金利6.375%)の満期前ないし満期時の買い戻しと償還に利用する。この無担保シニア債の現在の発行残高は3億8970万ドル。買い戻しによってSirius Groupの年間の税引き前金利負担額は約700万ドル節約できると見込まれる。

Sirius Groupのアラン・ウォーターズ社長兼最高経営責任者(CEO)はシニア債の発行について「最近のCMIG Internationalとの合併に続く今回の案件は、グローバルな金融市場を利用できるわが社の力の重要な証明になった。アジアの投資家の資金が利用しやすくなり、財務的に柔軟性が高まったことに、特に喜んでいる」とコメントした。

このプレスリリースは今回のシニア債やその他の証券を売る提案、あるいは買う提案の勧誘を構成しない。シニア債は1933年証券法(Securities Act)の登録要件を免除された私募発行により提供される。証券法ルール144Aに準拠する適格機関投資家と、米国外では証券法レギュレーションSに準じた特定の個人に、提供は限定される。シニア債はこれまでも、これからも証券法に基づいて登録されず、米国内では、あるいは登録外と登録要件免除の米国人には提供、販売されない可能性がある。

Sirius Groupはバミューダ諸島、ストックホルム、ニューヨーク、ロンドンで営業する保険(再保険)会社の持ち株会社。本社はバミューダ諸島。Sirius Groupの保険会社は洗練された専門的な引き受けと優れたリスク評価、最高の価格技術を駆使し、不動産、損保、生命保険を含むマルチライン保険(再保険)のキャパシティーを140カ国以上で提供している。詳しい情報はSirius Groupのホームページ を参照。

ソース:Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd.


Kip Oberting, Chief Financial Officer, Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd., 001.603.640.2215

Sirius Group Raises $400 million in 4.600% Senior Notes due 2026


HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --

Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. ("Sirius Group") today announced

that it has raised, through its indirectly wholly owned subsidiary Sirius

International Group, Ltd. ("SIG"), $400 million in 4.600% Senior Notes due

2026. The Senior Notes will have a scheduled maturity of November 1, 2026.

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The Senior Notes were allocated approximately two-thirds to leading

institutional investors in Asia, reflecting the strategic initiative of Sirius

Group to develop its capital market presence in Asia following its recent

acquisition by CM International Holding Pte. Ltd. ("CMIG International"), the

Singapore-based investment arm of China Minsheng Investment Corp., Ltd.

("CMIG"). The remainder was allocated to investors in the United States and


The Senior Notes were issued at a price of 99.209% of the principal amount of

the Notes.

Sirius Group intends to use the proceeds of the Senior Notes to redeem or

repurchase at or prior to maturity SIG's 6.375% senior unsecured notes due

2017, of which $389.7 million is currently outstanding. As a result of the

refinancing, Sirius Group is expected to achieve yearly pre-tax savings on

interest payments of approximately $7 million.

Commenting on the Senior Notes offering, Allan Waters, Sirius Group's President

and CEO said: "This transaction represents an important recognition of our

ability to tap global capital markets following the recent acquisition of

Sirius Group by CMIG International. In particular, we are very pleased with the

increased financial flexibility which we have gained from our enhanced access

to capital from Asian investors."

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of

an offer to buy, any of the Senior Notes or any other security. The Senior

Notes were offered in a private offering exempt from the registration

requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act").

The Senior Notes were offered only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant

to Rule 144A and to certain persons outside the United States pursuant to

Regulation S, each under the Securities Act. The Senior Notes have not been and

will not be registered under the Securities Act, and may not be offered or sold

in the United States or to a U.S. person absent registration or an applicable

exemption from registration requirements.

Sirius Group is a Bermuda based holding company with (re)insurance operating

companies in Bermuda, Stockholm, New York and London. Utilizing disciplined and

professional underwriting, superior risk evaluation and best-in-class pricing

technology, Sirius Group's subsidiaries provide multi-line (re)insurance

capacity in over 140 countries, including lead capacity for property, accident

& health and other exposures. Additional information is available at Sirius

Group's web site located at

SOURCE  Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd.

CONTACT: Kip Oberting, Chief Financial Officer, Sirius International Insurance

Group, Ltd., 001.603.640.2215