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Conyers has advised Gold Fields Limited on the issue of two new guaranteed bonds by Gold Fields Orogen Holding (BVI) Limited – a US$500 million 5-year bond with a coupon of 5.125% and a US$500 million 10-year bond with a coupon of 6.125% – raising a total of US$1 billion at an average coupon of 5.625%. The final combined book for the bond issuances was in excess of US$3 billion. In addition, following a successful tender process, Gold Fields Australasia (BVI) Limited bought back US$250 million of Gold Fields’ outstanding 4.875% guaranteed bonds due 2020.
Gold Fields Limited, which has a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange, is a globally diversified gold producer with eight operating mines and two projects in Australia, Chile, Ghana, Peru and South Africa.
Anton Goldstein and Rachael Pape of Conyers’ BVI office advised on the matter working alongside Linklaters LLP and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.