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31/05/2018 - The AAA-rated African Development Bank (Moody’s/S&P/Fitch/Japan Credit Rating Agency), issued its second “Feed Africa” bond for CAD 60 million, sold to Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd., the sole investor in the transaction, with Citigroup Global Markets Limited acting as the arranger and lead manager of the transaction.

Categories: Green Bonds Program, Social Bonds Program, Finance


22/05/2018 - On Wednesday, 16th May 2018, the African Development Bank (“AfDB”), rated Aaa/AAA/AAA by Moody’s / S&P / Fitch (with stable outlook) successfully priced a EUR 1.25 billion 10-year Social Bond transaction.

Categories: Social Bonds Program, Finance


13/12/2017 - On Tuesday 14th November 2017, the African Development Bank rated Aaa / AAA / AAA by Moody’s / S&P / Fitch (all stable) successfully priced a EUR 500 million 7-year inaugural Social Bond transaction, following a European roadshow to present its newly established Social Bond framework. The issue, three times oversubscribed within three hours from formal book opening, was priced at MS-14bps, 2 bps inside of initial guidance. This equated at the time of pricing to a spread of 41.4bps over the DBR 1.00% Aug 2024.

Categories: Social Bonds Program, Finance


05/10/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has issued the first “Light Up and Power Africa” Bond for SEK 733 million (approximately JPY 10 billion) sold to the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited, the sole investor in the transaction.

Categories: Energy & Power, The High 5s, Social Bonds Program, Finance


10/03/2014 - On Thursday, March 6, 2014, the African Development Bank (AfDB) launched its second Swedish Krona (SEK) Green Bond transaction. Coming after its inaugural SEK 5-year Green Bond in floating rate format, AfDB took advantage of the strong positive momentum and demand created from the first deal to follow up with another SEK 1 billion 5-year transaction – this time in fixed rate format.

Categories: Sweden, Green Bonds Program, Finance


20/02/2014 - The SEK 1 billion 5-year floating rate transaction was launched and priced on Monday 17th February at 3m Stibor flat. The transaction was subscribed in full by SPP, the wholly-owned Swedish Life Insurance and Asset Management company of Storebrand.

Categories: Sweden, Economic & Financial Governance, Energy & Power, Partnerships, Green Bonds Program, Finance


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