Gold Fields Limited (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI), last week announced a 10-year, US$1 billion bond offer to international investors. The transaction was successfully completed yesterday.
This transaction was executed on 30 September 2010, where the final order book was more than two times oversubscribed from high quality accounts. The final coupon of 4.875% per annum is the lowest US$ rate achieved by a South African corporate in the international bond market this year.
Paul Schmidt, Chief Financial Officer, said: "The 10 year tenor of this bond will fit nicely in with our long term quality assets without increasing the group's debt position. Gold Fields will have more than $1.3 billion of committed bank facilities available after the net proceeds of the bond have been used to refinance some bank facilities and commercial paper notes in issue. The bond significantly strengthens our liquidity and debt maturity profile."
Source: Gold Fields Limited