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This page was last updated on April 23, 2024

Credit Rating

First Quantum Minerals have solicited credit ratings by Fitch Ratings and S&P Global Ratings. The following table shows the most recent credit rating updates:

Rating Agency Date Senior Unsecured Outlook Rating Long-term Issuer Default Rating Outlook Ratings Announcement
Fitch Ratings 22-Feb-2024 B B Rating Watch Negative Read announcement
S&P Global Ratings 8-Mar-2024 B B Outlook Negative Read announcement

Debt Management

First Quantum Minerals uses a variety of debt instruments for its financing requirements. These include bonds, revolving credit facilities, term loans and trade finance.

Senior Unsecured Bond Portfolio

(First Quantum Minerals LTD is the Issuer of all bonds)

Issue Description Maturity Date Currency Original Amount Outstanding as at March 7, 2024 Coupon Type Coupon Rate % CUSIP ISIN
2027 Senior Note 15-Oct-27 USD 1,500m 1,500m Fixed 6.875 C3535C AM0 (Reg S)
335934 AT2 (Rule 144A)
USC3535CAM04 (Reg S)
US335934AT24 (Rule 144A)
2029 Second Lien Note 01-Mar-29 USD 1,600m 1,600m Fixed 9.375 C3535CAQ1 (Reg S)
335934AV7 (Rule 144A)
USC3535CAQ18 (Reg S)
US335934AV79 (Rule 144A)
2031 Senior Note 01-Jun-31 USD 1,300m 1,300m Fixed 8.625 C3535CAP3 (Reg S)
335934AU9 (Rule 144A)
USC3535CAP35 (Reg S)
US335934AU96 (Rule 144A)

4,400m 4,400m

Pro-forma as at March 31, 2024 post completion of the refinancing transactions in Q1-2024


Liquidity includes $1,050 million in undrawn RCF¹ (Revolving Credit Facility) expiring in 2027, as at end of March 31, 2024. 

Other Committed Financing as at March 31, 2024

Name Borrower Type Repayment Committed Amount ($m) Maturity Rate Covenant Links
Secured Term Loan First Quantum Minerals Limited Term Loan Amended and extended in Q1-2024. Semi annual scheduled repayments recommence Jun-2025. Final repayment on maturity 943 Apr-27 Margin plus SOFR Leverage and liquidity covenants tested on a quarterly basis Go to Link
Secured Revolving Credit Facility First Quantum Minerals Limited Revolving Credit Facility Due at maturity 1,300 Apr-27 Margin plus SOFR Leverage and liquidity covenants tested on a quarterly basis Go to Link
Unsecured FQM Trident Facility FQM Trident Limited Term Loan Amended repayment schedule with all amortization in 2025 425 Dec-25 Margin plus SOFR Similar covenant requirements as Corporate Facility

Other Uncommitted Financing as at March 31, 2024

Name Description
Trade Finance Agreements The Company’s metal marketing division has seven uncommitted borrowing facilities totalling $550 million. The facilities are used to finance purchases and the term hedging of copper, gold and other metals, undertaken by the metal marketing division. Interest on the facilities is calculated at the bank’s benchmark rate plus a margin. The loans are collateralized by physical inventories.