Vneshtorgbank borrowed US$350 million under its EMTN Programme. VTB 1,5-year Reg S FRNs with quarterly coupons were placed at par. Coupon pays LIBOR + 1,35% p.a. The issue was managed by Barclays Bank PLC and Deutsche Bank AG London.
These FRNs were issued by VTB Capital S.A., Luxembourg under Vneshtorgbank`s EMTN Programme which was simultaneously increased from US$2 billion to US$3 billion.
The issue met strong investor demand with the order book for bonds in excess of US$440 million from 71 different accounts.
The new issue and the increased Programme received investment rating of Baa2 from Moody`s Investors Service. International rating agencies Standard & Poor`s and Fitch Ratings have assigned BB+ and BBB- respectively to the new issue.
For reference. Between December 2003 and October 2004 Vneshtorgbank placed 4 other issues under the Programme for the totalount of US$1 625 million, including:
* 5-year US$550 million Reg S fixed rate bond;
* 1-year US$325 million Reg S FRN;
* 3-year US$300 million Reg S FRN;
* 7-year US$450 million Reg S/144A fixed rate bond.
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