2nd bond issue

Audax Energía has closed its 2nd bond issue with great reception from investors and which has led to excess demand for 135%. The issuance of a Senior Unsecured bond has been closed for a definitive amount of 65,000,000 euros, with a term of 5 years, with a fixed coupon of 4.20%.

The program, authorized on May 31, 2017, was for 100 million euros, and Audax's initial intention was to issue 50 million euros. However, given the investment appetite of institutional investors, both national and international, the company has agreed to increase the amount of the initial issue to 65 million euros. This is the largest public bond issue carried out in the MARF since its inauguration in December 2013.

In this issue, Audax has had PKF ATTEST as registered advisor and legal advice from Garrigues. Bankinter and Beka Finance, advised by CMS Albiñana, have intervened as directors, structurers and placement agents of the bonds.

The aforementioned issue will allow the company to refinance its debt and diversify its financing sources. At the end of March, Audax announced the takeover of the 72% from the Dutch electricity and gas supplier Main Energie. This Dutch company is equivalent in size to Audax in Spain and already occupies fourth place in the ranking in its country. This operation boosts the Group's business in northern Europe and gives it a very significant volume that will allow it to consider entering new markets in the future.

Last April, the credit rating agency Axesor improved the rating of Audax Energía SA, going from a BBB- rating with Investment Grade from a stable trend to a positive trend.

Audax Energía is present in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Poland and Holland, its internationalization being one of the main pillars of its Strategic Plan.

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