About Us - Press Release - CEMEX completes roll-over of securitization of accounts receivables program in Mexico
August 9, 2011
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (CEMEX) (NYSE: CX) announced today that it has successfully rolled-over its securitization of accounts receivables program in Mexico.
To fund the transaction, a trust (at HSBC Mexico) issued MXN$2.5 billion (approximately US$202 million using an exchange rate of MXN$12.37 per U.S. dollar) of receivables-backed bonds maturing on October 5, 2015. The sale of receivables will be on a non-recourse basis and will not represent debt for CEMEX.
The bonds were priced at a spread of 200 bps over the 28-day TIIE interbank rate and were assigned an “mxAAA(sf)” rating by Standard & Poor’s and “HRAAA” by HR Ratings.
Proceeds of the securitization will be used to fully amortize the receivables-backed bonds issued on July 2009 under the securitization program which is being rolled-over and to pay down debt.
Fernando A. González, Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration, said: “We are pleased with having rolled-over our securitization program in Mexico with a new longer term program and achieving a lower interest-rate spread.”
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