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Baloise successfully issues inaugural Swiss Franc senior green bond
Media releases Baloise successfully issues inaugural Swiss Franc senior green bond
Basel, September 8, 2021. Baloise Group has successfully placed a CHF senior green bond for a size of CHF 200 million in alignment with its newly established Green Bond Framework. The bond matures in 8.75 years and was issued with a coupon of 0.125%.

Yesterday, the Baloise Group successfully issued a 8.75-year senior green bond for a total size of CHF 200 million. The bond was issued by Bâloise Holding AG, which is rated A- rating from Standard & Poor's with a stable outlook. Like all outstanding senior bonds of Bâloise Holding AG, the bond itself is not rated.

The proceeds from the green bond sale will be used to finance Green Buildings in line with the newly established Green Bond Framework by Baloise. Sustainalytics has provided a Second Party Opinion on the Green Bond Framework. The Green Bond Framework and the related Second Party Opinion can be downloaded at www.baloise.com/bonds.

"At Baloise we take our commitments to climate protection serious. We use various levers to meet this obligation. We avoid, reduce or offset our own CO2 emissions. In addition, we promote climate-friendly innovations through the Swiss Climate Foundation. The area of sustainable real estate management plays an important role for Baloise as one of the largest real estate owners in Switzerland." says Baloise Group CFO Carsten Stolz.

The bond will be listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and will settle on September 27, 2021. UBS and ZKB acted as Joint Lead Managers, Deutsche Bank as Co-Manager. 

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About Baloise The focus is firmly on the future at Baloise as part of its «Simply Safe» strategy. We aim to make tomorrow more straightforward, safer and more carefree for our customers, and we are taking responsibility for this today. Baloise is more than just a traditional insurance company. Through our smart finance and insurance solutions, complemented by a whole host of innovative offerings for the home and mobility, we offer a complete service package. Dependable support, reliable cooperation and trust-based relationships are key aspects of our stakeholder interaction. We take care of financial matters so that our customers can concentrate on the important things in their lives and can find inspiration in the everyday. Baloise, a European company founded in 1863, currently employs 8,000 people at its headquarters in Basel (Switzerland) and across its subsidiaries in Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg. Our services generated a business volume of around CHF 9,600 million in 2021 and a profit of CHF 588.4 million. Bâloise Holding Ltd shares (BALN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
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