Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.'s China Subsidiary Receives Approval to Issue Onshore Bonds
BEIJING, Dec. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan" or "the Company") (NYSE: XIN), an NYSE-listed real estate developer and property manager primarily in China and recently in other countries, today announced that Xinyuan (China) Real Estate, Ltd. (the "Issuer"), the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary that targets the development of residential properties in China, has received approval from the China Securities Regulation Commission to issue onshore corporate bonds (the "Bonds"), with five-year terms of maturity. The Issuer has received "AA" rating from the credit rating agency, United Credit Ratings Co., Ltd., towards the Issuer and the Bonds.
Under the approval terms, the Issuer is permitted to issue the Bonds with an aggregate principal amount of no more than RMB2.2 billion (approximately $340 million) with the first tranche bonds of RMB1 billion (approximately $154 million) (the "First Tranche Bonds"). The First Tranche Bonds have a term of five years. The Issuer shall be entitled to raise the coupon rate and the investors shall be entitled to sell back the First Tranche Bonds at the end of the third year. The First Tranche Bonds are proposed to be listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The indicative coupon rate range of the First Tranche Bonds is between 5.5% and 7.5%. Zhong De Securities is the lead underwriter for this bond issue. Details of the procedures for the application for the First Tranche Bonds will be published on the website of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (www.sse.com.cn).
The Company is not providing any financial guarantees of the Bonds and will not directly receive any of the proceeds from the Bonds.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell the Bonds nor a solicitation for an offer to purchase the Bonds in the U.S. or any other jurisdiction.
About Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. ("Xinyuan") is an NYSE-listed real estate developer and property manager primarily in China and recently in other countries. In China, the Company develops and manages large scale, high quality real estate projects in over ten tier one and tier two cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Jinan, Xi'an, Suzhou, among others. Xinyuan was one of the first Chinese real estate developers to enter the U.S. market and over the past few years has been active in real estate development in New York. The Company aims to provide comfortable and convenient real estate related products and services to middle-class consumers. For more information, please visit http://www.xyre.com.
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For more information, please contact:
Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Ms. May Shen
Investor Relations Director
Tel: +86 (10) 8588-9376
In U.S.: +1 646-308-1472
In China: +86 (10) 6583-7511
SOURCE Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.