This notice is published by EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. and contains information referred to as privileged information within the meaning of Article 7 of the Regulation (EU) 596/2014 (MAR) on market abuses or referred to as privileged information containing information on the offers described above. For the purposes of MAR and Article 2 of the Commission`s 2016/1055 Implementation Regulation (EU), this announcement is made by Miguel Stilwell de Andrade, Chief Financial Officer of EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A. credit enhancement, in which a company tries to increase its solvency in order to attract investors in its security offerings. Increased credit reduces the risk of credit or default, which increases a company`s overall solvency and reduces interest rates. For example, an issuer may use credit enhancements to improve the credit quality of its bonds. A Keepwell agreement is a way to improve a company`s solvency by obtaining third-party credit support. When a subsidiary is in a situation of money shortage and has difficulty accessing financing to continue operating, it may sign a Keepwell agreement with its parent company for a period of time. A Deal from Keepwell allows the subsidiary to appear more solvent to lenders. It implies that the subsidiary of the subsidiary (Sub) is an entity or a commercial company wholly or partially controlled by another parent company or holding company. Ownership is determined by the percentage of shares held by the parent company, and this shareholding must be at least 51%. loans are more likely to be approved if there is a Keepwell agreement.
The guarantee period is set by both parties and set at the time of the dismantling of the contract. In order to continue production and keep interest rates low, XYZ Inc. may enter into an agreement with parent company ABC Co. on the holding framework for a term equal to the term of the loan. ABC Co. ensures that XYZ Inc. will remain financially stable for the duration of the loan. It will increase the creditworthiness of XYZ Inc. and can insure the loan with lower interest rates. A Keepwell agreement is an agreement between a parent company and one of its junior companies. The parent company promises that it will make all financing requirements available to the subsidiary for a specified period of time. A Keepwell agreement can be characterized as a comfort letterComfort LetterA comfort letter is an insurance document from a parent company to insure a subsidiary of its willingness to provide financial support.
Keepwell`s agreements not only help the subsidiary and its parent company, but also strengthen confidence in shareholders and bondholders in the subsidiary`s ability to meet its financial obligations and operate smoothly. Commodity suppliers also consider that a troubled subsidiary is more advantageous if it has a Keepwell agreement. However, a Keepwell agreement is the result of negotiations prior to its creation, and it is generally more vague and less specific than traditional legal obligations. There is no guarantee that such an agreement will be implemented, as it cannot be invoked legally. When a subsidiary is having difficulty obtaining financing to continue its operations, a Keepwell agreement is useful. The parent company will support it financially and help it maintain solvency during the period defined in the agreement. When an entity enters into a De Keepwell agreement, the solvency of corporate bonds and debt securitiesThe debt instrument is an investment income asset that legally obliges the debtor to grant interest and repayments to the lender.