This marks Hainan People’s Government’s first offshore bond offering and the first international blue bond and sustainability bond issuance by a local government in mainland China.
The issuance comprises three tranches including RMB1.2bn two-year blue bonds, as well as RMB2.6bn three-year and RMB1.2bn five-year sustainability bonds.
Partner Agnes Tsang, who led the transaction, commented: “We are very honoured to have the opportunity to support the Hainan People’s Government and the country’s sustainable development.”
The A&O team advised Bank of China, China International Capital Corporation, Bank of Communications, ICBC International, China Construction Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Crédit Agricole CIB, CMB Wing Lung Bank Limited, HSBC, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Hong Kong Branch, Agricultural Bank of China Limited Hong Kong Branch, Deutsche Bank, CEB International, Mizuho, CITIC Securities, Guotai Junan International and China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd., Hong Kong Branch. The A&O deal team was led by partners Agnes Tsang and Jaclyn Yeap, with support from Jiayin Yu, Erica Lo, Gordon Ng and Eileen Qu.