Seating supplier Adient said it was raising US$500m with an issue if senior secured notes due 2025 in a private offering.

"Adient intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to increase cash on hand and for other corporate purposes," it said in a statement without mentioning coronavirus related liquidity.

In a separate statement on preliminary fiscal Q2 earnings, Adient reported a c. US$100m negative impact stemming from the Covid-19 crisis.

Second quarter revenue was down 16% to US$3.5bn.

Second quarter EBITDA was expected to be between US$200m and US$210m (including Covid-19 impact), versus US$191m a year ago.