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Yamana Gold to raise US$500M to restructure debt

Yamana Gold is to raise US$500 million in ten-year bonds to refinance its debt at a lower rate.
Yamana Gold to raise US$500M to restructure debt Yamana Gold to raise US$500M to restructure debt Yamana Gold to raise US$500M to restructure debt Yamana Gold to raise US$500M to restructure debt Yamana Gold to raise US$500M to restructure debt

A gold pour at Yamana Gold's Minera Florida operation in Chile

The company plans to issue senior notes due August 2031 with a 2.63% coupon to fund the redemptions of its 4.76% series C senior notes due 2022, its 4.91% series D senior notes due 2024, its 4.78% series B senior notes due 2023 and its 4.95% senior notes due 2024, reducing its overall outstanding debt, overall interest and carrying charges as well as extending its maturity.

The company had $716.7 million outstanding on these four notes at the end of the June quarter and will presumably use some of its $702 million in cash to complete the redemptions.

Yamana had $994.9 million in debt at the end of the June quarter comprising $190.7 million in current debt and $804.2 million in long-term debt. Once the redemptions of the four notes is completed, Yamana will have $280.6 million in a 4.625% senior note due December 2027 outstanding in addition to the $500 million from the new bonds.

Shares in Yamana Gold are trading at C$5.81, valuing the company at $5.6 billion.