Teekay LNG Partners, the partnership formed by Teekay Corporation, issued NOK 900 million in new senior unsecured bonds that mature in October 2021 in the Norwegian bond market.
The partnership said in its statement that the new bond issuance, has an aggregate principal amount equivalent to approximately US$110 million and all payments will be swapped into a US dollar fixed-rate coupon of approximately 7.75 percent.
In connection with the new bond issuance, the partnership agreed to repurchase approximately NOK 275 million (US$33.7 million) of Teekay LNG bond issue maturing May 3, 2017, at a price of 101.50 of the principal amount of the repurchased bonds.
The net proceeds from the bond issuance will be used for refinancing of the partnership’s 2017 NOK bonds and general partnership purposes that include the funding of newbuild installments.
According to the statement, Teekay LNG intends to apply for listing of new bonds on the Oslo stock exchange.