New Issue: Suncorp Capital Notes

Suncorp Group Limited (ASX: SUN) today announced a new transaction, Suncorp Capital Notes (Prospective ASX Code: SUNPF). The purpose of this transaction is to provide regulatory capital but more specifically, it will be treated as Additional Tier 1 capital. The indicative size of the offer is [$250 million] but SUN retain the ability to change the issue size. The notes will be offered through a Securityholder, Broker Firm and Institutional Offer and are expected to be issued on the 5th of May 2017.

These securities are structured as perpetual, unsecured, convertible, redeemable & resalable, subordinated notes. Distributions are discretionary, fully franked, floating rate, non-cumulative and subject to payment conditions. These will be paid on a quarterly basis based on a calculation equal to 90-Day BBSW plus an interest margin of [4.10-4.30%] set via bookbuild, multiplied by (1 – Company Tax Rate). If a distribution is not paid, SUN is prevented from paying any distributions to ordinary shareholders until full distribution is paid on a subsequent payment date. SUN is the non-operating holding company (NOHC) of all companies within the Suncorp Group. Most claims SUN has on  its operating subsidiaries rank behind the operating company's creditors, hence the group is higher risk issuer than the bank, general insurance or life subsidiaries. This security has no maturity date but is scheduled for mandatory exchange into SUN ordinary shares on 17 June 2024 (or later) subject to conversion conditions. At the issuer’s discretion, and subject to APRA approval, the notes may be exchanged (converted, redeemed or resold) on 17 June 2022.

This security also contains loss absorbing terms and conditions known as Non-Viability Trigger Event. Upon the occurrence of this event, the security will be converted into ordinary shares without the protection of conversion conditions. For the purposes of the conversion calculation, the maximum conversion number will be set at issue date. If conversion cannot occur for any reason the notes will be written off and all holders rights terminated

Summary of the Transaction:

Product Type

Capital Note

Last Price


Issue Size*




Par Value


Capital Price


Fixed / Floating


Running Yield**

[5.890 - 6.090%]

Payment Frequency


Yield to Maturity***

[4.100 - 4.300%]

Current Distribution**

[5.890 - 6.090%]

Trading Margin**

[4.100 - 4.300%]

Issue Margin**

[4.100 - 4.300%]

Optional Call Date

17 June 2022

Franking Credits Inclusive


Legal Final Maturity

17 June 2024

ASX Listed

Yes (Prospective ASX Code: SUNPF)

Next Ex-Date




Next Payment Date

18 September 2017

GICS Sector


Next Cash Distribution****


*Issue size is expected to be [$250 million] but is subject to change **Based on prospective issue margin below plus 90-Day BBSW of ~1.790%. ***Based on prospective issue margin of [4.100-4.300%] & interpolated swap rate to call of [~2.573%]. ****Actual cash amount based on $100 face value. 


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Announcementpdf | 42 KB
Prospectuspdf | 7 MB
Investor Presentationpdf | 748 KB