China-Based Developer Says Bond Default Triggers Earlier Repayment Deadlines, Pulls Dividend

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Men enactment    astatine  the operation  tract  of a highrise gathering  successful  Beijing, China, connected  Oct. 18, 2021. (Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Men enactment astatine the operation tract of a highrise gathering successful Beijing, China, connected Oct. 18, 2021. (Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Chinese developer Modern Land (China) said connected Monday a default connected a enslaved repayment past week has pulled guardant repayment dates for a further $321 cardinal worthy of notes, and the institution withdrew an interim dividend to clasp connected to cash.

The improvement highlights the interaction of China Evergrande Group, which narrowly averted a costly default, connected the remainder of the high-yield assemblage arsenic liquidity dries up and income slow.

Modern Land said past week it had not repaid main and involvement connected its 12.85 percent elder notes with an outstanding main of $250 million.

The non-payment triggered conditions nether which different financing arrangements, including 9.8 percent greenish elder notes owed 2023 worthy $321 million, whitethorn go instantly payable. No bondholders person yet enforced immoderate action, the institution said.

However, the institution said it has already got notices from an offshore creditor demanding aboriginal repayment of $23.6 million, and was successful talks for a waiver to debar the outgo and further enforcement.

The developer besides withdrew its proposal for an interim dividend of HK4.81 cents per stock declared successful August owed to “unexpected liquidity issues,” and was presently taking banal of different repayment obligations.

By Arundhati Dutta

Reuters

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