Synovus Financial Sells Fixed-to-Floating Rate Preferred in Refi Transaction

Georgia banker Synovus Financial (NYSE:SNV) has sold a fixed-to-floating rate preferred stock. The initial coupon will be 6.30%

Being a bank this issue is non-cumulative, but is qualified for lower taxation rates.

The shares will trade with the fixed rate until 2023 and then will float at the pitiful rate of 3 month libor plus a spread of 3.352%. This is woefully inadequate for a issue that is rated BB- by Standard and Poors.

The proceeds of this issue will be used to call the currently outstanding 7.875% fixed to floating rate issue (SNV-C) which becomes redeemable on 8/1/2018.

The pricing for the new issue can be found here.

The issue is to trade on the OTC Grey market under the temporary ticker of SYNVP.

2 thoughts on “Synovus Financial Sells Fixed-to-Floating Rate Preferred in Refi Transaction”

  1. Also, if this hasn’t been mentioned before, trading today are the new Crestwood Equity Partners units (Crestwood Equity Partners LP Pfd Unit 9.25%) : CEPPU

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