On the 5 October 2004 at MICEX, the launch of the third issue of SMARTS bonds, with an approximate nominal value of 1 billion roubles, will take place.
The launch of the series 3 interest-bearing documentary bonds with SMARTS compulsory centralised custody registered on 10 June2004 (State Registration Number 4-03-00317-P), with a maturity of five years (1820 days); the bonds have 10 half-yearly coupons. The interest-bearing rate of 1-2 coupons will be determined at an auction for the launch; the rate for 3-4 coupons is equal to the rate of the 1st coupon at a margin of 1.0% annually; the rate of 5-10 coupons will be determined by the Issuer. Having agreed to the issuing documents, the issuer is obliged to redeem all bonds within five days of the 4th coupon period at 100% of the nominal value. Also, SMARTS has publicised an additional irrevocable public tender for the launch of the bonds with a maturity date of 5 October 2005.
Vneshtorgbank and MDM Bank are acting as organisers and underwriters; the co-organiser is IG Aton. The co-underwriters are named as Hanti-Manski Bank, IG Kapital and KB Transportny.
You can find more detailed information about the credit and financial situation of SMARTS in the issuing documents and credit information memorandum on the issuer`s website (www.smarts-gsm.ru ) and the organisers` websites (www.vtb.ru and www.mdmbank.ru )