Bank of America $2 billion equality progress sustainability bond
The investment-grade debt offering is based on the Secured Overnight Financing Rate
Davis Polk advised the lead manager, sole book-runner and representative of the several underwriters in connection with an SEC-registered offering by Bank of America Corporation of $2 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.530% fixed-to-floating rate senior notes due December 2025. During the floating-rate period, the notes bear interest by reference to SOFR, compounded daily over each quarterly interest payment period.
The proceeds from the sale of the notes will fund Eligible Equality Progress Social Assets and Eligible Green Assets. Equality Progress Social Assets are designed to advance equality and economic opportunity by focusing on financing and investments that provide people of color or women with expanded access to essential services, including affordable housing, or business capital. Eligible Green Assets include financing, leasing and investments that promote a transition to a low-carbon economy.
The Davis Polk tax team also advised Bank of America Corporation in connection with the foregoing offering.
The Davis Polk corporate team included partners John G. Crowley and Christopher S. Schell and associates Michael J. Russo and Nicollette Farkas. Partner Po Sit and associate Spencer Pan provided tax advice. All members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York office.