Bond Placement at Hirslanden
Mediclinic International plc
(Incorporated in England and Wales)
Company Number: 08338604
LSE Share Code: MDC
JSE Share Code: MEI
NSX Share Code: MEP
("Mediclinic", the "Company", or the "Group")
4 February 2021
SUCCESSFUL BOND PLACEMENT AT HIRSLANDEN
Mediclinic International plc, the diversified international private healthcare services group, announces that its Swiss division, Hirslanden, has successfully completed the placement of a CHF145m fixed-rate bond at a coupon of 1.25%. The payment date is 25 February 2021 with a five-year term. The bond will be listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. UBS Investment Bank and Zürcher Kantonalbank acted as joint lead managers.
Proceeds from the issue will be used to redeem the maturing CHF145m bond issued on 25 February 2015 with a coupon of 1.625%. The successful refinancing enables Hirslanden to lower its interest expense and to extend its debt maturity profile.
About Mediclinic International plc
Mediclinic is a diversified international private healthcare services group, established in South Africa in 1983, with divisions in Switzerland, Southern Africa (South Africa and Namibia) and the UAE.
The Group's core purpose is to enhance the quality of life.
Its vision is to be the partner of choice that people trust for all their healthcare needs.
Mediclinic is focused on providing specialist-orientated, multi-disciplinary services across the continuum of care in such a way that the Group will be regarded as the most respected and trusted provider of healthcare services by patients, medical practitioners, funders and regulators of healthcare in each of its markets.
At 30 September 2020, Mediclinic comprised 76 hospitals, eight sub-acute and specialised hospitals, 17 day case clinics and 18 outpatient clinics. Hirslanden operated 17 hospitals and four day case clinics in Switzerland with more than 1 800 inpatient beds; Mediclinic Southern Africa operations included 52 hospitals (three of which in Namibia), eight sub-acute and specialised hospitals and 11 day case clinics (four of which operated by Intercare) across South Africa, and more than 8 700 inpatient beds; and Mediclinic Middle East operated seven hospitals, two day case clinics and 18 outpatient clinics with more than 900 inpatient beds in the UAE. In addition, under management contracts, Mediclinic Middle East operates one hospital in Abu Dhabi and will open a 200-bed hospital in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in mid-2022.
The divisions' contributions to Group revenue for the financial year ended 31 March 2020 were 47% by Hirslanden, 29% by Mediclinic Southern Africa and 24% by Mediclinic Middle East.
The Company's primary listing is on the London Stock Exchange ("LSE") in the United Kingdom, with secondary listings on the JSE in South Africa and the Namibian Stock Exchange in Namibia.
Mediclinic also holds a 29.9% interest in Spire Healthcare Group plc, a leading private healthcare group based in the United Kingdom and listed on the LSE.
For further information, please contact:
Investor Relations, Mediclinic International plc
James Arnold, Head of Investor Relations
+44 (0)20 3786 8181
Ben Atwell/Ciara Martin - UK
+44 (0)20 3727 1000
Sherryn Schooling - South Africa
+27 (0)21 487 9000
Registered address: 6th Floor, 65 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7NQ, United Kingdom
Corporate broker: Morgan Stanley & Co International plc and UBS Investment Bank
JSE sponsor (South Africa): Rand Merchant Bank (A division of FirstRand Bank Ltd)
NSX sponsor (Namibia): Simonis Storm Securities (Pty)