Kenya's EABL says $54 mln medium-term note oversubscribed

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Kenya’s East Africa Breweries Ltd (EABL) said on Tuesday the first tranche of medium-term note it issued in March to raise five billion shillings (54 million US dollars) was oversubscribed, attracting 9.05 billion shillings in bids.

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The five billion note is part of the brewer’s plan to raise 11 billion shillings using the notes, whose proceeds will go to general use and capital expenditure.

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EABL, controlled by Britain’s Diageo, accepted five billion shillings and said in a statement the note – with a fixed coupon rate of 12.25 percent – is expected to be listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange on April 8.

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