HANOI, VIETNAM – Media OutReach – 28 December 2021 – This is the first sustainable syndicated loan transaction and the second international sustainable fundraising transaction by Vingroup. Previously, Vinpearl – a member company of the Group, as well as a leading developer and operator of tourism and leisure services in Vietnam, successfully issued a USD 425 million sustainable exchangeable bonds in September of 2021.
Proceeds from the loan will be used by VinFast and other Vingroup member companies to in green and sustainable projects in accordance with the Sustainable Financing Framework announced by Vingroup in September 2021.
Mandated Lead Arrangers and Book-runners for the transaction include BNP Paribas, Cathay United Bank, Credit Suisse, the Hongkong Shanghai Banking Corporation (‘HSBC’), Maybank and Taipei Fubon, of which Credit Suisse serves as the Facility Agent and BNP Paribas, HSBC are Joint Green Finance Coordinator.
Mr Nguyen Viet Quang – Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vingroup commented: “The success of this sustainable syndicated loan is made possible because we have received overwhelming support from international lenders for our commitment to sustainable investment areas, of which VinFast is the most prominent. Our aim is to make VinFast a global smart electric vehicle manufacturer that offers environmentally friendly means of transport to the masses.”
Mr Tim Evans – General Director of HSBC Vietnam said: “HSBC Vietnam is proud to continue supporting Vingroup’s sustainable and green development goals. We appreciate the partnership with Vingroup, a forward-thinking business that pioneers in contributing to Vietnam’s goals to tackle climate change. As Joint Green Finance Coordinator & Mandated Lead Arranger & Bookrunner in the transaction, HSBC has strengthened its capabilities in structuring and arranging sustainable financing, while emphasizing our long-term commitment to supporting local businesses to build a greener Vietnam .”
“BNP Paribas is honoured to support Vingroup, our key customer, in this landmark transaction. Vingroup has not only made great strides in its sustainable development goals but also contributed to the development of a sustainable financing market and contributed to Vietnam’s national ambition to transit to a low carbon economy. This is a landmark transaction for us as it is the first Green Loan in Vietnam in which BNPP acts as Joint Green Finance Coordinator & Mandated Lead Arranger & Book-runner.” said Mr Olivier Rousselet – General Director of BNP Paribas Vietnam.
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