Statkraft AS will be the issuer of debt in the group. The group shall maintain liquid reserves sufficient to operate the business for six months without issuing new debt.
The group holds an unused 5+1+1 year committed revolving facilities of NOK 11 billion which was signed on 22 June 2016.
The tenor of any new bond issued shall meet the need for long-term financing and ensure evenly distributed debt redemption profile.
With the debt placed in the parent company, Statkraft AS, lenders have the security afforded by the group’s balance sheet. All lenders are treated equally through pari passu clauses and negative pledge agreements in the loan contracts. Restrictions have been imposed on the subsidiaries’ capacity to borrow in their own right.