FESCO announces pricing of additional $75 million dual-tranche senior secured notes

15 May 2013
Far-Eastern Shipping Company plc («FESCO», and together with its consolidated subsidiaries, the «Group»), one of the leading transportation and logistics companies in Russia with operations in the ports, rail, integrated logistics and shipping businesses, announces that, on 14 May 2013, its indirect wholly owned subsidiary Far East Capital Limited S.A. successfully priced $75 million of senior secured notes placed in two tranches.

The placement consists of U.S.$50,000,000 8.00% New Senior Secured Notes due 2018 (the «New 2018 Notes»), to be consolidated and form a single series with the U.S.$500,000,000 8.00% Existing Senior Secured Notes due 2 May 2018 (the «Existing 2018 Notes»), and U.S.$25,000,000 8.75% New Senior Secured Notes due 2020 (the «New 2020 Notes») to be consolidated and form a single series with the U.S.$300,000,000 8.75% Existing Senior Secured Notes due 2 May 2020 (the «Existing 2020 Notes»). The Existing 2018 Notes and the Existing 2020 Notes were issued on 2 May 2013.

The New 2018 Notes have a yield to maturity of 7.659% and were priced at 101.375% plus accrued interest of U.S.$211,111 in respect of the period from, and including, 2 May 2013 to, but excluding, 21 May 2013.The New 2020 Notes have a yield to maturity of 8.209% and were priced at 102.500% plus accrued interest of U.S.$115,452 in respect of the period from, and including, 2 May 2013 to, but excluding, 21 May 2013.

The notes will be guaranteed on a senior secured basis by certain subsidiaries and parent companies of FESCO. Net proceeds will be used to repay outstanding debt of the Group and debt incurred in connection with the acquisition of FESCO in December 2012.

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FESCO is one of the largest Russian port owners and operators with integrated rail and logistics businesses and primarily focused on intermodal deliveries of containerized cargo. The Group owns port, rail and shipping assets, which allow it to provide door-to-door logistics solutions and control almost all steps of the intermodal transportation value chain. The majority of FESCO’s operations are located in the Russian Far East and the Group benefits from growing trade volumes between Russia and Asian countries.

FESCO controls the Commercial Port of Vladivostok, which has throughput capacity of 3.9 million tons for general cargo and oil products, 150,000 vehicles and over 600,000 TEUs in containers. FESCO is one of Russia’s top 10 private railcar operators providing services under the Transgarant (100%) and Russkaya Troika (50% JV with Russian Railways) brands. Transgarant has approximately 16,200 units of rolling stock consisting of 12 different types of railcars, and Russkaya Troika has approximately 1,570 fitting platforms. FESCO operates a container park of over 35,000 containers with total capacity of over 56,000 TEUs. As of 31.12.2012 FESCO also has 26 ships mostly deployed through own line and logistics operations.