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Oslo, October 23, 2017: Scatec Solar ASA (the "Issuer" or "Scatec Solar") is currently in the process of assessing its options to secure longer term funding beyond the maturity of the outstanding bond SSO01 G (ISIN NO0010752298, maturing in November 2018). The Issuer has mandated Nordea Bank AB (publ), Filial i Norge, Swedbank Norge, Norwegian Branch of Swedbank AB (publ) and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (the "Mandated Banks") to arrange a series of fixed income investor meetings commencing on Wednesday 25 October 2017. Following the investor meetings, a NOK denominated, senior unsecured green bond issue with a 4-year tenor will follow, subject to, inter alia, market conditions. A potential bond issue would be intended to refinance SSO01 G and for general corporate purposes.
For more information please contact:
Mikkel Tørud, CFO
Mobile: +47 97699144
About Scatec Solar
Scatec Solar is an integrated independent solar power producer, delivering affordable, rapidly deployable and sustainable source of clean energy worldwide. As a long term player, Scatec Solar develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains solar power plants, and already has an installation track record of close to 600 MW.
Currently, the company is producing electricity from 322 MW of solar power plants in the Czech Republic, South Africa, Rwanda, Honduras and Jordan and another 394 MW are under construction.
With an established global presence, the company is growing briskly with a project backlog and pipeline of more than 1.8 GW under development in the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Scatec Solar is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol 'SSO'.
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