KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 26 November 2020 – Henderson Sunlight Asset Management Limited (the “Manager“) is pleased to announce that Sunlight Real Estate
Investment Trust (“Sunlight REIT“)
has completed its first HK$300 million five-year medium term notes (the “Notes“) today. This successful inaugural Hong Kong dollar
fixed-rate issuance marks a major milestone of Sunlight REIT, testifying to its
credit quality amidst a challenging economic environment.
part of the US$1,000,000,000 guaranteed medium term note programme which was reactivated
in April this year, the Notes carry a tenor of five years and a coupon rate of 2.00%.
CMB Wing Lung Bank Limited (“CMB Wing
Lung“) and CMB International Capital Limited (“CMBI“) are the joint placing agents of the Notes.
Wu Shiu Kee, Keith, Chief Executive Officer of the Manager, said,
“We are delighted to have partnered
with CMB Wing Lung and CMBI in launching this maiden medium term note issue of
Sunlight REIT, with the competitive pricing of the Notes clearly demonstrating its
strong capital market recognition. Similar to the Japanese yen 7,000 million
sustainability-linked loan completed last month, this financing exercise once
again illustrates the Manager’s commitment to diversifying Sunlight REIT’s
sources of funding, while strengthening its exposure to fixed rate borrowing.”
Wilson He, Assistant General Manager of CMB Wing
Lung, said, “We are truly grateful to have such opportunity to support Sunlight
REIT’s issuance of the Notes and it is a move to further underpin our
collaboration in the future.”
About Sunlight REIT
REIT (Stock code: 435) is a real estate investment trust authorized by the
Securities and Futures Commission and constituted by the trust deed dated 26
May 2006 (as amended and supplemented by six supplemental deeds) (the “Trust
Deed“), and has been listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on
21 December 2006. Sunlight REIT offers investors the opportunity to invest in a
diversified portfolio of 11 office and five retail properties in Hong Kong with
a total gross rentable area of over 1.2 million sq. ft.. The office properties
are primarily located in core business areas, including Wan Chai and Sheung
Wan, as well as in decentralized business areas such as Mong Kok and North
Point. The key retail properties are situated in regional transportation hubs
and new towns including Sheung Shui, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long.
About the Manager
The Manager of Sunlight REIT is an
indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Henderson Land Development Company Limited
(恒基兆業地產有限公司). Its main responsibility is to
manage Sunlight REIT and all of its assets in accordance with the Trust Deed in
the sole interest of its unitholders.
Disclaimer: The information contained
in this press release does not constitute an offer or invitation to sell or the
solicitation of an offer or invitation to purchase or subscribe for units in
Sunlight REIT in Hong Kong or any other jurisdiction.