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Ukraine announces the pricing of the new benchmark Eurobondin EUR in a principal amount of €1,250,000,000 with a final maturity of 27 January 2030. The newly issued notes will bear interest at the rate of 4.375% per annum. The new issue is expected to be rated B by Standard & Poor’s and B by Fitch. Settlement of the new issue is expected to take place on the 27th of January 2020.
The total indications of interest for the new issue peaked in excess of EUR 7 billion from more than 350 investors globally.
The proceeds of the new offering will be used for general budgetary purposes.
The Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Oksana Markarova, commented: “The EU-Ukraine Association agreement gave a boost to our country’s integration with the EU. The EU has already become Ukraine’s largest trading partner, and today’s EUR issuance supports EUR inflows in the country. As promised in June last year, our presence on the EUR market is strategic. Today we are happy to announce the pricing of a benchmark 10 year EUR-denominated bond at a record low coupon of 4.375%, attracting demand from over 350 investors worldwide and putting a second dot on our euro curve.”
BNP Paribas, J.P. Morgan and Raiffeisen Bank International acted as Joint Lead Managers and Joint Bookrunners on the transaction.
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