Bonds and credit rating

PostNL currently has two Eurobonds outstanding, both listed on Euronext Amsterdam:

  • POSTNL 1.0% 2024 (ISIN XS1709433509), nominal value outstanding €400 million

  • POSTNL 0.625% 2026 (ISIN XS2047619064), nominal value outstanding €300 million

In November 2017 PostNL issued an ordinary Bond with an outstanding amount of €400 million and a coupon of 1.000%, maturing November 2024 (ISIN XS1709433509). The net proceeds were used for general corporate purposes.

In September 2019, PostNL issued a Green Bond with an outstanding amount of €300 million and a coupon of 0.625%, maturing September 2026. The net proceeds are being used to finance and/or refinance new and/or existing eligible green projects. The transaction highlights the company’s commitment towards becoming a truly sustainable e-commerce logistics provider. This enables the company to contribute meaningfully to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals ‘Decent work and economic growth’ and ‘Climate action’. The eligible green projects focus on green kilometres, sustainable buildings and innovation and efficiency.

PostNL has published a Green Bond Framework. During the tenor of the Green Bond, PostNL will report periodically in line with this framework until an amount equal to the net proceeds of the Green Bond has been allocated to the eligible green projects. PostNL published its second Green Bond Report on 15 April 2021.

We are committed to a leverage ratio (adjusted net debt/EBITDA) not exceeding 2.0. Currently, PostNL is rated by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) at BBB+ with stable outlook.