Malaysian national oil company Petronas has successfully priced a $600 million single tranche seven-year note.
The issuance marks the first corporate bond issued by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Petronas Energy Canada Ltd (PECL).
The notes were priced at 85 bps over the seven-year US Treasury to yield 2.112%. Petronas said the offering was met with overwhelming demand from the market throughout the book building process, illustrating the market’s confidence in Petronas’ credit strength, on the back of its current ratings of A2 by Moody’s, A- by S&P and BBB+ by Fitch.
Proceeds will be utilised by PECL to fund its continued development and production activities, debt refinancing and for general corporate purposes. PECL focuses on the development and production of oil and natural gas in Canada.
The Notes are expected to settle on March 23, 2021 and will be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.