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Dov Kotler: "The high demand in the IPO constitutes further evidence of the Bank's leadership and the great trust that the Bank enjoys."



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Raising a billion dollars in issuing bonds to Bank Hapoalim

IPO to finance "green" projects carried out by the Bank for investors in Europe and the US, has met with great demand. Bank Hapoalim CEO Dov Kotler: " "

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Hapoalim raises billion private placement of bonds internationally successful green COCO first time in Israel.



Due to the continued trend of rapid growth of the bank, according to the announcement, and the desire to diversify its investor base and to optimize the capital structure, Bank Hapoalim today completed the stage The pricing of an international private placement to institutional investors in the amount of $ 1 billion of deferred COCO-convertible promissory notes as part of a wide recruitment among institutional investors in the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and other countries around the world.



The offering has garnered more than $ 2.6 billion in demand from dozens of leading investment firms around the world.



The issue is of COCO (Deferred Debentures) convertible bonds for a maximum period of 10.25 years and an annual interest rate of 3.255%.



For the first time in Israel, green COCO (Green Bond) bonds have been issued in accordance with international principles for ICMA green bonds.

The Bank intends to use an amount equal to the IPO in favor of financing environmentally friendly green projects in the areas of renewable energy, green transportation, green construction, waste recycling and energy efficiency.

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Bank Hapoalim CEO Dov Kotler (Photo: Gadi Dagon)

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The unique offering, made for the first time in Israel by Bank Hapoalim, supports the Bank's aspiration to continue to promote financing and investments in green infrastructure in Israel and to help achieve the State of Israel's goals in the transition to a low-carbon economy.



The promissory notes will be listed for trading in the "Institutional Sequence" system on the Israel Stock Exchange.

The offering was led by the international underwriters Citi, JP Morgan, Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Jeffries, and the Israeli distributor Poalim IBI.



Bank Hapoalim CEO Dov Kotler

: "The high demand in the offering is further evidence of the bank's leadership and the great trust the bank is gaining in the international financial markets.

The capital raised will enable the bank to continue its accelerated growth trend and create optimization in its capital management. "

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