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Thursday 24 November, 2016

National Grid Gas

Announcement of Substitution of Issuer

RNS Number : 1117Q
National Grid Gas PLC
24 November 2016
 

National Grid Gas plc ("NGG")
and
National Grid Gas Finance plc ("NGGF")

Announcement of Substitution of Issuer to the holders of the:

·     £100,000,000 1.8625 per cent. Index-Linked Instruments due 2039 (ISIN: XS0294586002) (Series 56);

·     £100,000,000 1.6298 per cent. RPI-Linked Instruments due 2048 (ISIN: XS0264020347) (Series 41); and

·     £100,000,000 1.5522 per cent. RPI-Linked Instruments due 2048 (ISIN: XS0263581919) (Series 42),

 

each originally issued by NGG (each a "Series" and together the "Instruments")

Further to its announcement made at or around 11.00 a.m. on 22 November 2016 (the "Launch RNS"), NGG and NGGF hereby announce that, pursuant to a consent solicitation process, with effect on and from today:

1.         NGGF has been substituted in place of NGG as issuer and principal debtor in respect of each Series;

2.         National Grid Gas Distribution Limited, the parent company of NGGF, has given an unconditional and irrevocable guarantee in respect of NGGF's obligations as issuer and principal debtor under the Instruments of each Series;

3.         NGG has been irrevocably released of all of its obligations under the Instruments;

4.         further substantial modifications have been made to the terms and conditions of the Instruments, certain of which were set out in the Launch RNS; and

5.         the Instruments have been respectively renamed as National Grid Gas Finance plc's:

a.   £100,000,000 2.3125 per cent. Index-Linked Instruments due 2039 (ISIN: XS0294586002) (Series 56);

b.   £100,000,000 2.1798 per cent. RPI-Linked Instruments due 2048 (ISIN: XS0264020347) (Series 41); and

c.   £100,000,000 2.1022 per cent. RPI-Linked Instruments due 2048 (ISIN: XS0263581919) (Series 42).

Following the completion of the substitutions of NGGF as issuer and principal debtor, National Grid Gas Distribution Limited has in place sufficient debt and committed debt to achieve its regulatory gearing level.

 

Enquiries

Attention (treasury matters): Kwok Liu (Deputy Treasurer, +44 20 7004 3367)

Attention (legal matters): Mark Noble (Deputy Group General Counsel, +44 20 7004 3212)

 

National Grid Gas plc

1-3 Strand

London WC2N 5EH

 

24 November 2016


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