EDF’s €1.25 Billion Hybrid Social Bond Offer

Hogan Lovells advised EDF on the deal. Allen & Overy advised the banks.

EDF has achieved a world first with the successful launch of a €1.25 billion perpetual hybrid social bond issue with an initial coupon of 2.625% and a first call option on 1 June 2028. The bonds were admitted to trading on the regulated market of Euronext Paris on 1 June 2021.

This hybrid social bond issue is the first benchmark social bond issue by a company in the utility sector.

Hogan Lovells advised EDF in this transaction with a team composed of Sharon Lewis (Picture) and Vincent Fidelle (partners).

Involved fees earner: Vincent Fidelle – Hogan Lovells; Sharon Lewis – Hogan Lovells;

Law Firms: Hogan Lovells;

Clients: EDF – Électricité de France;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler