SAF-HOLLAND: Promissory note loan for refinancing successfully placed – originally targeted volume of at least EUR 100 million upsized to EUR 176 million due to over-subscription


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SAF-HOLLAND: Promissory note loan for refinancing successfully placed – originally targeted volume of at least EUR 100 million upsized to EUR 176 million due to over-subscription


Bessenbach, November 4, 2022. SAF-HOLLAND SE, one of the leading suppliers of trailer and truck components worldwide, successfully placed a promissory note loan transaction today with a volume of EUR 176 million via its subsidiary, SAF-HOLLAND GmbH. Because of the high demand and the resulting over-subscription, the final amount exceeded the original target volume of EUR 100 million by EUR 76 million.

The tranches of the promissory note loan feature fixed as well as variable interest rates and maturities of three and five years. All tranches were priced at best terms for SAF-HOLLAND. The payment is made with value date November 4, 2022.

The proceeds of the emission will be used to prematurely refinance

  • the 7-year tranche of the promissory note loan issued in November 2015 with a volume of EUR 5 million, which falls due on November 28, 2022,

  • the 3-year tranche of the promissory note loan issued in March 2020 with a volume of EUR 141 million, which falls due on March 27, 2023 and

  • the 3.5-year tranche of the promissory note loan issued in March 2020 with a volume of EUR 20 million, which falls due on September 27, 2023.

    At the same time, it will also be used to prematurely repay EUR 10 million of the term loans taken out in August 2022 (Total volume: EUR 300 million) to finance the acquisition of Haldex AB.

    The issue will contribute to optimise the maturity profile and will widen the investor base of the SAF-HOLLAND Group. The promissory note loan was placed with a total of 13 banks and institutional investors in Germany and abroad.

    Wilfried Trepels, CFO of SAF-HOLLAND SE states with regard to the successful placement: “The new promissory note loan is another key element of our long-term finance strategy and gives us additional flexibility for the coming years. In the current market environment, we are very satisfied with the volume of the placement, which is well above our expectations.”

    The transaction was accompanied by IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG as the Sole Lead Arranger. Noerr LLP acted as legal counsel to SAF-HOLLAND GmbH.




    Stephan Haas

    Head of Investor Relations

    Tel: +49 6095 301 803


    Michael Schickling

    Deputy Head of Investor Relations

    Tel: +49 6095 301 617




    SAF-HOLLAND SE is a leading international manufacturer of chassis-related assemblies and components for trailers, trucks and buses. The product range includes, among other things, axle and suspension systems for trailers as well as fifth wheels for trucks and coupling systems for trucks, trailers and semi-trailers. In addition, SAF-HOLLAND develops innovative products to increase the efficiency, safety and environmental friendliness of commercial vehicles. The focus here is on the digitalization and networking of trailers as well as the electrification of axles. The products and solutions are marketed under the brands SAF, Holland, V.Orlandi, TrailerMaster, Neway, KLL and York. SAF-HOLLAND supplies original equipment to vehicle manufacturers on six continents. In the aftermarket business, the company supplies spare parts to the manufacturers' service networks as well as to wholesalers and, through an extensive global distribution network, to end customers and service centers. Around 3,700 dedicated employees worldwide are already working on the future of the transport industry. SAF-HOLLAND shares have been listed in the Prime Standard of the German Stock Exchange since 2007 and are part of the SDAX selection index. For further information, please visit:

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