FINLAND (News release) -- Huhtamäki Oyj has signed a EUR 400 million syndicated multicurrency revolving credit facility loan agreement ("RCF") with a maturity of three (3) years. The RCF refinances an existing EUR 400 million credit facility signed in January 2015 and will be used for general corporate purposes of the Group. The RCF has two one-year extension options and the interest margin is tied to three sustainability indicators:
* Share of renewable or recycled material in products
* Share of non-hazardous waste recycled
* EcoVadis rating
"This new financing agreement speaks to how Huhtamaki is serious about its ESG ambitions. By directly linking sustainability to our financing, we are taking yet another step in embedding sustainability in everything we do," says Thomas Geust, CFO of Huhtamaki.
The Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners of the RCF are Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Nordea Bank Abp, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ), BNP Paribas S.A., Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, DBS Bank Ltd., London Branch, Handelsbanken Capital Markets, Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ), J.P. Morgan AG, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale, OP Corporate Bank Plc, Raiffeisen Bank International AG and Standard Chartered Bank.