Textainer closes US$500 million of fixed rate asset backed notes
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration No 1955/002869/06)
Share Code: TRE
TEXTAINER CLOSES US$500 MILLION OF FIXED RATE ASSET BACKED NOTES
We draw attention to the following news release issued by Textainer Group Holdings Limited, in which Trencor has a 48% beneficiary interest:
“Hamilton, Bermuda – (Business Wire) – Jun. 28, 2017 – Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE: TGH) (“Textainer” or the “Company”), one of the world’s largest lessors of intermodal containers, today announced that Textainer Marine Containers V Limited (“TMCL V”), one of the Company’s subsidiaries, issued $500 million of Fixed Rate Asset Backed Notes (the “Notes”). The Notes were issued to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Act”) and to non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S promulgated under the Act. The Notes comprise of $416 million in Class A and $84 million in Class B Notes rated A(sf) and BBB(sf), respectively, by Standard & Poor’s. The Notes are scheduled to fully amortize and have a weighted average life of approximately 4.9 years.
The proceeds from the issuance of the Notes were primarily used to pay down existing bank facilities, enabling the Company to acquire new intermodal shipping containers and related assets. The Notes are secured by a pledge of TMCL V’s assets.
The Notes were purchased by both new and repeat investors that participated in our recent offering in May. RBC Capital Markets, BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Wells Fargo Securities served as the lead bookrunners for the transaction.
“This is our second ABS offering in just two months and follows a significant recent improvement in the container leasing market, coupled with strong capital markets conditions. We were pleased to complete this Notes issuance, which represented one of the largest ABS transactions in the history of our industry. This further validates our position as one of the industry’s leading intermodal container lessors and positions us to take advantage of the strong lease-out market,” commented Hilliard C. Terry, III, Textainer’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Textainer Group Holdings Limited
Hilliard C. Terry, III, +1 415-658-8214
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Trencor Services (Pty) Ltd
29 June 2017
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