Bioceres Crop Solutions Subsidiary Rizobacter Argentina S.A. Completes $17.0 Million Offering of Series IV Corporate Bonds
Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp. ("Bioceres" or the "Company") (NYSE American: BIOX), a fully-integrated provider of crop productivity solutions designed to enable the transition of agriculture towards carbon neutrality, announced today that its subsidiary Rizobacter Argentina S.A. ("Rizobacter") has completed a $17.0 million public offering of Series IV corporate bonds under its global program of corporate bonds in the Argentine market. The bonds mature in August 2023 and pay an annual nominal interest rate of 0.0%.
Rizobacter intends to use the proceeds of the bond issuance to support working capital, extend debt maturities, and reduce financing costs, as well as for general corporate purposes.
Mr. Enrique Lopez Lecube, Chief Financial Officer of Bioceres, said, "Rizobacter's performance track record and credit rating allowed us to complete the transaction on highly favorable terms. We made excellent use of our ability to issue US dollar-pegged debt at an opportune time when the local credit market seeks to channel, into hard currency instruments, additional liquidity arising from monetary expansion policies implemented in response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This latest bond offering issuance is consistent with our financial strategy to continue improving Bioceres' debt profile and financial flexibility, as it strengthens our liquidity position and effectively reduces our average cost of debt, while we continue advancing the deployment of our HB4® technology and further expand our business internationally."
About Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp.
Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp. (NYSE American: BIOX) is a fully-integrated global provider of crop productivity technologies designed to enable the transition of agriculture towards carbon neutrality. Bioceres' solutions create economic incentives for farmers and other stakeholders to adopt environmentally friendlier production practices. The Company has a uique biotech platform with high-impact, patented technologies for seeds and microbial ag-inputs, as well as next generation crop nutrition and protection solutions. Through its HB4® program, the Company is bringing digital solutions to support growers' decisions and provide end-to-end traceability for production outputs. For more information, visit https://investors.biocerescrops.com
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