Vinge has advised Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc and the other arranging banks consisting of Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ) and UBS Limited in respect of Swedish law in connection with Svenska Handelsbanken’s issue of Additional Tier 1 bonds in the amount of approximately MUSD 500.
The bonds are perpetual instruments without a final maturity date, without the right of premature redemption during the first five years and with an automatic conversion to class A shares in the event that the bank’s core equity capital falls below a certain level.
The issue will strengthen the bank’s core equity capital by 0.6 points. The issue will be subscribed and allocated to the arranging banks on 22 February 2019.
The bonds will be listed on Euronext Dublin.
Vinge’s team consisted of Mikael Ståhl, Josefine Larsson, Malte Hedlund and Paulina Malmberg.