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HOME News News Release List NRI Issues AUD-Denominated Senior Unsecured Bonds through its AMTN program

NRI Issues AUD-Denominated Senior Unsecured Bonds through its AMTN program

Feb. 15, 2022

Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.

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Tokyo, February 15, 2022 –Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo; Chairman and President & CEO, Representative Director, Member of the Board: Shingo Konomoto, hereinafter, “NRI”) decided today that it will issue unsecured AUD-denominated bonds (the “Bonds”) through its Australian Medium Term Note (AMTN) program1 which was established on August 17, 2020 for the purpose of ensuring flexible financing capability and diversifying its funding sources. The note will be the first draw down issuance from an AMTN Programme for a Japanese corporation (non-financial issuer)2.

NRI aims to expand its global business under its long-term management vision, “Vision 2022.” In Australia, NRI acquired ASG Group Limited (Headquarters: Perth, Australia)3 in December 2016, and Australian Investment Exchange Limited (Headquarters: Sydney, Australia)4 and SQA Holdco Pty Ltd (Headquarters: Sydney, Australia)5 which is the ultimate parent of Planit Test Management Solutions Pty Ltd. (Headquarters: Sydney, Australia) in May 2021, making them its subsidiaries.

In parallel with efforts to expand Australian business, NRI and Nomura Research Institute Australia Pty Ltd (Headquarters: Sydney, Australia), an Australia regional management company of NRI group, established an AMTN program in 2020 to ensure flexible financing capability in Australia. The Bonds will be issued through this AMTN program, and its proceeds will be used to support the AUD fund needs.

NRI will continue to seek to diversify its financing sources and achieve enhanced stability in funding to support the growth of its global business, while it is committed to contribute to the sound development of society and capital markets by pursuing its responsibility as a leading IT company supporting social and financial infrastructures.

Overview of NRI’s AUD-denominated senior unsecured bonds

  • (1)

    Issue amount

AUD 200 million

  • (2)

    Tenor

10 years

  • (3)

    Interest rate

3.680% per annum

  • (4)

    Paid-in amount

AUD 10,000 per AUD 10,000 bond amount

  • (5)

    Payment date

February 24, 2022

  • (6)

    Maturity date

February 24, 2032

  • (7)

    Underwriter

Nomura International plc

  • (8)

    Issue and Paying Agent

BTA Institutional Services Australia Limited

  • 1  

    News Release dated August 17, 2020 ”NRI Establishes Australian Medium Term Note Program Ensuring flexible financing capability in Australia”
    The AMTN program enables NRI to flexibly issue notes for up to the maximum aggregate issue amount by entering into a basic agreement with an underwriter and a comprehensive agreement with a fiscal agent in advance with regard to bond issuance on the Australian market.
    For details, please refer to NRI’s website
    (https://www.nri.com/en/news/newsrelease/lst/2020/cc/0817_1)

  • 2  

    As of February 15, 2022. Elaborated based on multiple data sources including Bloomberg, International Financing Review (IFR) and Informa Global Markets (IGM).

  • 3  

    News Release dated December 26, 2016 “NRI Completes Acquisition of Shares of ASG Group Limited, Thereby Making It a Subsidiary”
    For details, please refer to NRI’s website
    (https://ir.nri.com/en/ir/news/news108238950018494642/main/0/link/161226_2.pdf)

  • 4  

    News Release dated May 6, 2021 “NRI Completes Acquisition of 100% of Australian Investment Exchange Limited Shares”
    For details, please refer to NRI’s website
    (https://www.nri.com/en/news/newsrelease/lst/2021/cc/0506_1)

  • 5  

    News Release dated May 17, 2021 “NRI Australia Acquires Planit Test Management Solutions Pty Ltd”
    For details, please refer to NRI’s website
    (https://www.nri.com/en/news/newsrelease/lst/2021/cc/0517_1)

This release has been prepared for the purpose of publicly announcing the information regarding the issuance of the Bonds. This release does not constitute an offer of, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, securities in the United States. The Bonds have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act. As the Bonds have not been filed or registered under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act of Japan or other applicable securities regulations in Japan and other jurisdictions as well, in case the Bond are required to be filed or registered under such regulations, the Bonds may not be offered or sold absent registration or filing or an exemption therefrom.

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For inquiries regarding this news release, please contact

Sangi Tamaoka, Yukari Miyahara
Corporate Communications Department
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
TEL:03-5877-7100
E-mail: kouhou@nri.co.jp

For inquiries regarding this matter, please contact
Yuki Yoshii, Sawako Okumi
Finance & Treasury Department
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.

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