Refinancing risks and liquidity

At December 31st 2022, the financial liabilities amounted to SEK 67,232m. After additions for net provisions for pensions, leasing, cash and cash equivalents, interest-bearing receivables, the net debt was SEK 62,869m.

Essity’s financing is partly secured through committed bank credit facilities. With these as protection against refinancing risks, Essity uses short-term borrowing under market programs.

Essity’s policy is that loan documentation should not contain clauses that entitle the lenders to terminate the loans or change coupon rates when changes occur in Essity’s financial key ratios or credit ratings. 

As per December 31st 2022, unutilized bank credit facilities amounted to SEK 22,245m. In addition, cash and cash equivalents amounted to SEK 4,288m.

Bank credit facilities

At December 31st 2022, Essity has two syndicated bank facilities: EUR 1,000m (SEK 11,122m) with a final due date in 2025 and 20271 and EUR 1,000m (SEK 11,122m) with a final due date in 2024 and 2025. 

1) The syndicated bank facility maturing 2026 was in January 2022 prolonged with EUR 938m to 2027, the remaining EUR 62m matures in 2025.