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In view of early refinancing through the Infra debt market, Rubis Terminal issues redemption notice for €560m 2025 bonds

In view of early refinancing through the Infra debt market, Rubis Terminal issues redemption notice for €560m 2025 bonds

Rubis Terminal issued on July 8th, the formal notice to early redeem its 5.625% €560m senior notes initially due May 2025. These bonds will be refinanced through a new ESG-linked infrastructure debt package comprised of:

  • A €700m new 7-year term loan
  • A €82.5m capex facility to accompany the development of the group with new projects and continued transformation
  • A €30m RCF to be used for general corporate purposes

Notably thanks to its strong efforts over the past couple of years to reduce the share of fuel related revenues, this landmark transaction demonstrates Rubis Terminal strong commitment on ESG matters. The documentation of the new financing package includes a margin grid linked to Rubis Terminal compliance with a series of ESG-linked target KPIs, notably reduction of the carbon intensity of the Group’s storage operations, increase of the hazardous and non-hazardous waste recovery, and reduction of lost time injury due to work accidents.

On top of that, the new financing package confirms the Group’s clear positioning within the infrastructure asset class, while allowing to reduce its cost of debt and further increase debt maturity.

Commenting on this development, Rubis Terminal Chief Executive Officer Bruno Hayem said : “The refinancing of our bonds through the infrastructure debt market will allow the Group to optimize its debt profile with lower annual finance charges, enabling therefore more financial flexibility and agility. It is, as well, the proof of our new lenders’ confidence in our capacity to defend strong ESG objectives”.

The new financing package is being underwritten by Santander, DNB and CACIB who will manage syndication process in the coming weeks. Rubis Terminal has been advised by Rothschild & Co and Clifford Chance on this transaction.

About Rubis Terminal:

Rubis Terminal is a leading independent infrastructure platform for bulk liquid and gas product handling and storage. The Group operates a total storage capacity of 3.9 million cubic meters in 15 terminals in France, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium.

The company is a joint venture co-controlled by Rubis, an independent French operator in the energy sector, listed on Euronext Paris and funds managed by I Squared Capital, an independent global infrastructure investment manager focusing on utilities, digital infrastructure, energy, transport, and social infrastructure.



Rubis Terminal Chief Financial Officer

Tél. : +33 (0)1 53 81 86 20 


Conditional Notice to the Holders of the €560,000,000 5.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2025

ISINs: XS2178048505 (Rule 144A) and XS2178048257 (Reg S)

Common Codes: 217804850 (Rule 144A) and 217804825 (Reg S)

On 8 July, 2022, Rubis Terminal Infra S.A.S. (the “Issuer”) delivered a conditional notice of redemption in full (the “Notice”) of its 5.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”).

Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning given to them in the Notice.

The Issuer anticipates that the Redemption Date will occur on 20 July, 2022, subject to the Conditions Precedent stipulated in paragraph 3 of the Notice. The aggregate redemption price for the Redeemed Notes (assuming the Redemption Date is not postponed in accordance with paragraph 4 of the Notice) is €581,437,500.

After giving effect to the redemption on the Redemption Date, the aggregate principal amount of the Notes outstanding will be €0.

Rubis Terminal Analyst contact: 

Tél. : +33 (0)1 53 81 86 20  


RUBIS TERMINAL INFRA: publication of the 2021 Sustainability Report

This document is available on the Company’s website



The company gained three more point compared to the 2020 index. This index takes the company a little further from the rating considered as the minimal (75 points). This index is calculated on the basis of 4 criteria:

  • The pay gap between women and men remuneration (maximum 40 points).
  • The gap in the rate of individual pay increases between women and men (maximum of 35 points).
  • The share of female employees whose pay has been increased on return from maternity leave (maximum 15 points).
  • The number of women represented among the 10 highest paid (maximum 10 points).

Rubis Terminal obtained the following scores

1- Pay gap (en %)38
2- Gap in the rate of individual pay ( % or equivalent number of employees)25
3- Share of female employees whose pay has been increased on return from maternity leave (%)15
4- Women represented among the 10 highest paid10
INDEX (highest = 100 points)88



RUBIS TERMINAL – Completion of the transaction with TRANSPET

On January 14, 2022, Rubis Terminal Infra SAS (Rubis Terminal) completed the sale of 100% of the shares of the company (the Company) ultimately holding the Turkish assets (Rubis Terminal Petrol) to Transpet Petrolcülük ve Enerji A.Ş. (Transpet).

Rubis Terminal signed an agreement to sell the Company to Transpet on December 15, 2021 and all regulatory approvals and conditions of the sale have been met. With completion of the sale, Transpet has become the sole shareholder (100% ownership) of the Company.

The Rubis Terminal Petrol terminal (the Terminal) has a storage capacity of 650,000m3 dedicated to petroleum products and a 2.3km long jetty. The Terminal is strategically located to take advantage of the Eastern Mediterranean zone’s growing role as a key trading hub and provides critical import/export infrastructure for Iraqi flows. 

Rubis Terminal is a leading independent storage provider specializing in the storage and handling of bulk liquid products. Rubis Terminal operates storage sites that are strategically positioned near key transportation and infrastructure hubs across France, ARA and Spain.

Transpet is a leading energy group based in Turkey. The Group is further active in industry and renewable energy. The Group is also involved in the trading of petroleum products and has strategic plans to develop chemical storage capacities in Turkey. 

Bank of America Securities acted as financial advisor to Rubis Terminal. DWF acted as lead legal advisor to Rubis Terminal with the assistance of Dirkzwager legal & tax in the Netherlands and Özkan Gürden Bingöl (OGB) in Turkey. 

ÜNLÜ & Co acted as financial advisor to Transpet. Küçük Law Office acted as legal advisor to Transpet. EY acted as financial and tax due diligence advisor, and TÜV Rheinland and Normetic acted as technical due diligence advisors.

Bruno Hayem, CEO of Rubis Terminal: This move is consistent with Rubis Terminal’s strategy to focus on Western Europe, reducing volatility of its earnings, and strengthening its portfolio mix towards chemicals, biofuels, and other non-fuel products. We have full confidence that Transpet, using its deep knowledge of the region, will be able to further develop the Terminal.

Mehmet Ali İslamoğlu, Board Member of Transpet: “With this acquisition, we are adding a new growth area to our portfolio. We will enrich our activities with this strategically positioned terminal. We aim to appeal to the greater Mediterranean Region and will continue to improve our services for the benefit of our stakeholders, ensuring top-notch operational support both to our existent and future business partners. We will further develop Rubis Terminal Petrol using our expertise in the sector and bringing added value to our clients, Turkey and the greater region.”