Subsidiary’s proposed bonds rated (P)B1 with positive outlook; Globaltrans’ 2011 debt profile announced
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Globaltrans Investment PLC (the “Company” and together with its consolidated subsidiaries “Globaltrans” or the “Group”; LSE ticker GLTR) announces that Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) has recently assigned a provisional (P)B1 rating with positive outlook to three proposed issues of three-year Russian rouble (RUB) denominated bonds for a total amount of up to RUB 15 billion to be issued by Globaltrans’ wholly-owned subsidiary New Forwarding Company. The Company will guarantee the bond issues.
The corporate family rating for Globaltrans assigned by Moody’s remains unchanged at Ba3 with positive outlook.
In connection with its subsidiary’s proposed bond issues, Globaltrans also announces that as of 31 December 2011 the Group’s total debt was USD 379.1 million, net debt stood at USD 258.4 million and 79% of borrowings were denominated in RUB.
Note: The provisional ratings are provided in advance of the bond issues. Upon a conclusive review of the transaction, Moody's will assign definitive ratings to the bonds. The debt figures are based on management accounts.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Globaltrans is Russia’s leading private freight rail transportation group and the first such group to have an international listing.
Globaltrans Investment PLC is incorporated in Cyprus with major operating subsidiaries located in Russia, Ukraine and Estonia. The Group provides freight rail transportation, railcar leasing, and certain ancillary services to clients in Russia, the CIS countries and the Baltics.
The Group’s fleet of rolling stock owned and leased under finance and operating leases amounted to 49,529 units at 30 June 2011, including 28,776 gondola cars, 20,207 rail tank cars, 56 locomotives and 490 other railcars.
The Group’s Freight Rail Turnover in the first six months of 2011 amounted to 57.5 billion tonnes-km with 36.4 million tonnes of freight transported. In the first six months of 2011 the Group’s Adjusted Revenue amounted to USD 603.6 million with Adjusted EBITDA reaching USD 256.5 million.
Globaltrans' global depositary receipts (ticker symbol: GLTR) have been listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange since May 2008.
To learn more about Globaltrans, please visit www.globaltrans.com.
Some of the information in this announcement may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of Globaltrans. You can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as 'expect', 'believe', 'anticipate', 'estimate', 'intend', 'will', 'could', 'may' or 'might', the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. Globaltrans wishes to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. Globaltrans does not intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Many factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in projections or forward-looking statements of Globaltrans, including, among others, general economic conditions, the competitive environment, risks associated with operating in Russia, rapid technological and market change in the industries Globaltrans operates in, as well as many other risks specifically related to Globaltrans and its operations.