Russian Post will issue eternal bonds worth 70 billion rubles. :: Business :: RBC

Due to the placement of perpetual bonds, which is planned to be held this year, Russian Post expects to finance its investment program. Previously, Russian Railways used this mechanism.

Photo: Sergey Bobylev / TASS

Photo: Sergey Bobylev / TASS

In an interview with RBC, Maxim Akimov, who replaced the post of deputy prime minister for the post of head of the Russian Post, said about the plan to enter the debt market in an interview with RBC. “We are now discussing the possibility of attracting debt financing by issuing perpetual bonds by analogy with Russian Railways,” he said.

In early June, the deputy head of the Ministry of Communications Oleg Pak announced the allocation of 70 billion rubles to the Russian Post. support, but then the official did not explain how the financing scheme would be organized.

The appeal to the format of “eternal” bonds, and not to the format, for example, recapitalization, Akimov explained by what he sees, “what is happening with the budget”. “All measures that the president spoke about and which were implemented on his behalf cost money. “We are not stupid people who are breaking loose at the budget door: give us additional capitalization,” he emphasizes. – We did not pose the question this way, although I would certainly not refuse to receive 60 billion rubles now. to capital. But we are realists and we understand that the state probably does not have such resources now, and we are not raising this issue. ”

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Photo: Sergey Bobylev / TASS

Placement is scheduled for this year. “The funds are needed to transform our main logistics, these are our new digital products, the fleet, the renewal of the rolling stock,” Akimov explains.

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