Ontario Teachers’ Finance Trust in $3 Billion Offering

September 23, 2020

Cleary Gottlieb is representing Ontario Teachers’ Finance Trust (OTFT) in a Rule 144A/Reg. S offering of $1.5 billion of its 0.375% senior notes due 2023 and $1.5 billion of its 1.25% senior notes due 2030, each guaranteed by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (Ontario Teachers’).

The joint bookrunning managers for the offering are Barclays, J.P. Morgan, RBC Capital Markets, and TD Securities. The co-managers for the offering are BNP Paribas, CIBC Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs International, National Bank of Canada Financial Markets, and Scotiabank. The transaction launched September 23, 2020, priced on September 24, 2020, and is expected to close on September 29, 2020.

Cleary represented OTFT in its inaugural bond offering in 2017; its subsequent USD offerings in April 2018, September 2019, and April 2020; and its inaugural euro offering in May 2020.

OTFT is an unincorporated closed-end trust that was established under the laws of the Province of Ontario, whose beneficiaries are wholly owned subsidiaries of Ontario Teachers’. Ontario Teachers’ is a globally active investor with holdings in more than 50 countries across diversified sectors and asset classes. It, among other things, administers the assets of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, earns money through investing, and pays benefits to plan members and their survivors.