UBA redeems $500m five-year Eurobond notes

UBA grows profit by 31% to N201bn

United Bank for Africa (UBA) has redeemed its debut $500 million five-year Eurobond notes which matured yesterday.

The Eurobond notes, issued in 2017, were offered at a coupon rate of 7.75 per cent.

The bond was raised to support the bank’s business in key sectors of the economy.

UBA had last November repurchased $310.9 million of the notes through a cash tender offer, in line with its liability management strategies.

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In a statement, the bank explained that upon maturity of the Eurobond, the outstanding portion of $189.1 million and the coupon of $7.3 million were redeemed by the bank.

“The development is a testament to UBA’s robust and prudent liquidity management strategies, coupled with a very strong and diversified asset and liability management process. This, in spite of macro-economic headwinds underpinned by FX illiquidity, double-digit inflation and currency devaluation,” Group Managing Director/CEO, UBA, Kennedy Uzoka, said.

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Continuing, the bank chief said: “Our huge customer base, diversified geographical spread and uncommon multiple decades of proven track record, continue to spotlight UBA as the preferred destination for investors, individuals and businesses alike.”

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UBA has presence in 20 African countries, including Nigeria, as well established operations in France, the United Kingdom (UK) and the only sub-Saharan African bank with a deposit-taking licence in the United States.

The bank is a renowned financial institution providing banking and financial services to over 33 million customers across the globe.


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