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Nomura Leads Woven Planet Bond Offering by Toyota
March 12, 2021
Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
Tokyo, March 12, 2021 - Nomura Securities Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has priced a Woven Planet Bond offering by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC). Nomura acted as bookrunner and lead manager on yen-denominated bonds (sustainability bonds ) targeting institutional investors and lead manager on yen-denominated bonds for individual investors.
TMC's Woven Planet initiatives represent the company's determination to move step by step toward the future in the Toyota Philosophy spirit of "doing things for someone other than ourselves," which TMC has safeguarded and nurtured since its founding, and the SDG spirit of "leaving no one behind."
Toyota intends to use the proceeds from the offering for its wide range of SDG-related initiatives.
With the automobile industry entering a once-in-a-century period of transformation, TMC is taking advantage of this opportunity to transform itself from an automobile manufacturing company into a mobility company. Through its efforts to evolve, TMC hopes to provide society with greater value and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs through its business activities.
In addition to initiatives to resolve social issues related to safety and the environment, TMC has been advancing initiatives to build a mobility society for the future. Through the Woven Planet Bond offering, TMC will raise the funds necessary for such initiatives and accelerate its SDG initiatives.
As part of its efforts to Drive Sustainability, Nomura is actively working through its ESG and SDG activities to help create a more sustainable world and resolve issues affecting society. By underwriting SDG bonds such as green bonds, social bonds and sustainability bonds, Nomura serves as a bridge between investors who want to contribute to society and projects with capital needs that aim to resolve social issues such as climate change.
Nomura will continue to promote initiatives to achieve the SDGs and contribute to economic and sustainable social development, while contributing to the growth of Japan's SDG bond market.
1 Bonds whose proceeds are used for projects that help resolve both environmental and social issues. Of the Woven Planet Bonds, the yen-denominated bonds for institutional investors meet the standards for sustainability bonds set out in the International Capital Market Association's 2018 Green Bond Principles, 2020 Social Bond Principles and 2018 Sustainability Bond Guidelines, and have received a second-party opinion from Vigeo Eiris verifying eligibility.
Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its four business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Merchant Banking. Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com.