Zurich, 15 September 2021 – Today, Julius Baer Group Ltd. has successfully placed perpetual non-cumulative Additional Tier 1 (AT1) securities in a USD 320 million transaction with private banks and institutional investors in Asia and Europe. The transaction will help to optimise Julius Baer Group’s capital structure and add flexibility.
The securities carry a coupon of 3.625%, payable semi-annually, and have a First Reset Date on 23 September 2028. The bonds include, among other things, a capital trigger of 5.125% CET1 Ratio and are callable any time in the six-month period prior to and including the First Reset Date or on each Interest Payment Date thereafter. They will be issued in denominations of USD 200,000 and multiples of USD 1,000 thereof. The coupon on the instrument represents the lowest for USD-denominated AT1 bonds issued by a European bank.
The instrument has been assigned a Moody’s Baa3 (hyb) instrument rating. An application will be made for provisional admission to trading on the SIX Swiss Exchange.