Allens advises Joint Lead Managers on $1.65b hybrid issue by NAB

By Robert Pick
Banking Financial Services Royal Commission Financing

Allens is advising the Arranger and Joint Lead Managers on the offer by National Australia Bank (NAB) of NAB Capital Notes 3, originally announced on 11 February 2019 to raise approximately A$750 million (or more or less) (Offer), and subsequently increased to A$1.65 billion following strong demand.

NAB is acting as Arranger and Joint Lead Manager to the Offer. Morgan Stanley, Morgans, Shaw and Partners, UBS and Westpac Institutional Bank are Joint Lead Managers to the Offer.

The Offer includes a Reinvestment Offer for existing NAB CPS holders, a NAB Securityholder Offer for eligible NAB securityholders, a Broker Firm Offer and an Institutional Offer, and is expected to close by 14 March 2019.

NAB Capital Notes 3 are convertible, subordinated notes issued by NAB, and once issued will qualify as Additional Tier 1 Capital for the NAB Group. The net proceeds of the Offer will be used for general corporate purposes.

Allens Partner and Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets, Robert Pick, led the Allens team on the matter.

'We are really pleased to have had the opportunity to work with the Joint Lead Managers on this important transaction for NAB,' Mr Pick said.

'This is an excellent result for NAB and the transaction team. With this capital raising being undertaken in a challenging environment for financial services companies in Australia, it's encouraging to see ongoing strong demand for hybrid capital issued by Australian banks.'

This transaction continues the strong flow of hybrid deals for the Allens Equity Capital Markets team, which has also advised on similar hybrid transactions for Westpac, CBA and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in the last 18 months.

Allens legal team


Robert Pick, Partner; Nicholas Twomey, Associate


Craig Milner, Partner


Notes for editors.

Allens is a commercial law firm working throughout Australia and Asia. Through its integrated alliance with Linklaters it provides clients access to 40 offices in 28 countries around the world.