Swire Properties - first green bond issue - issue of US$500 million 3.50% Guaranteed Notes by Swire Properties MTN Financing

Slaughter and May, Hong Kong, advised Swire Properties Limited on the first green bond issue by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Swire Properties MTN Financing Limited, of US$500 million 3.50% Guaranteed Notes due 2028. The Notes were issued under Swire Properties' US$4 billion Medium Term Note Programme. The Notes are guaranteed by Swire Properties Limited and are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

The net proceeds from the Notes issue will be used to fund or refinance Swire Properties’ new or existing green projects that relate to green  building development, energy efficiency, renewable  energy, sustainable water and wastewater management, or climate change adaptation. This is the first green bond in Hong Kong to obtain the Green Finance Certification from the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency.

Lisa Chung Partner