Shriram Transport Finance to raise up to $250 million from overseas bonds

Will overseas investors pump in $7 billion in bonds?

New Delhi: Shriram Transport FinanceNSE 0.25 %Company will raise up to USD 250 million from global markets to augment its on-lending programme.

The bond issuance committee of the company on Thursday approved the issuance of USD 250 million (over Rs 1,700 crore) senior secured notes under its USD 2000 million global medium term note programme, Shriram Transport Finance Company (STFC) said in a regulatory filing.

The company will use the proceeds for onward lending and other activities as may be permitted by the ECB directions, it said.

The date of issuance of the bonds is July 17, 2019 and the maturity date is 24 October, 2022.

The coupon rate on the bonds is 5.950 per cent per annum payable semi-annually.

STFC said it plans to list the bonds on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading.

The non-banking financial company is mainly engaged in vehicle financing business.

It also has presence in consumer finance, life and general insurance, stock broking, chit funds and also distributes financial products like life and general insurance and mutual funds.