pbb successfully issued first Green Bond as Senior Preferred Benchmark  


pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank succesfully placed its first Green Bond as Senior Preferred Benchmark with a volume of 500 mn EUR on the capital markets. 

The Bond has a coupon of 0.10 % and a maturity of 5 years. The issue was very well received by the steadily growing number of sustainability investors, the order book amounted to 1.3 bn EUR from around 150 investors. With a share slightly above 50%, the bond was also very well accepted by international investors.

pbb´s Green Bond Framework, on which the issue is based, follows the ICMA Green Bond Principles and focuses primarily on properties with low energy consumption. Properties are selected by a Green Bond Committee the members of which decide whether to include the loans in the reference portfolio, inclusion requires a unanimous decision.

By issuing Green Bonds, pbb enables investors to focus on investments in sustainable capital market products. At the same time, pbb expands its investor base with a wider product range. 

Barclays, DekaBank, DZ BANK and UBS as well as Crédit Agricole accompanied the issue.

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Walter Allwicher, +49 89 2880-28787, walter.allwicher@pfandbriefbank.com