Meridian Energy considers retail bond offer

Meridian Energy Limited (Meridian) is considering making an offer of seven year unsecured, unsubordinated fixed rate bonds (Bonds) to institutional and New Zealand retail investors.

It is expected that full details of the offer will be released in early March, when the offer is expected to open.

Meridian has appointed Bank of New Zealand and Westpac Banking Corporation (acting through its New Zealand branch) as Joint Lead Managers and Deutsche Craigs Limited as Co-Manager in relation to the Bond offer.

Investors can register their interest in the offer by contacting a Joint Lead Manager or the Co-Manager as detailed below, or their financial advisor. Indications of interest will not constitute an obligation or commitment of any kind.

No money is currently being sought and applications for the Bonds cannot currently be made. If Meridian offers the Bonds, the offer will be made in accordance with the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013. The Bonds are expected to be quoted on the NZX Debt Market.

Joint Lead Manager Joint Lead Manager Co-Manager

BNZ

Westpac Institutional Bank

Deutsche Craigs

Ph: 0800 284 017

Ph: 0800 942 822

Ph: 0800 226 263

 

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Owen Hackston
Investor Relations Manager
021 246 4772

Philippa Norman
External Communications
021 707 854