Vneshtorgbank and Troika Dialog announced that a syndicate had been formed to place the Samara Region government bond issue of 2006 worth RUR 4.5 bln.
Underwriters of the bond issue are Sberbank, SOYUZ Commercial bank, Bank ZENIT, International Moscow Bank, NOMOS-BANK, BK REGION JSC.
Co-underwriters are Evrofinance Mosnarbank, Megatrustoil Financial Company, Moscommertsbank, ROSBANK, TransCreditBank, TRUST Investment Bank, ICICI Bank (Eurasia), Investment Group Kapital, Moscow Mortgage Bank, Credit Bank of Moscow, Renaissance Capital, Investment Company RIGroup Finance, Joint Stock Bank Russia, Investment Company RFC, Uralvneshtorgbank, CentroCreditBank.
The bonds will be placed on the MICEX Stock Exchange trading platform on 17 August 2006.
The arrangers estimate the yield of the bonds to be between 7.78% and 8.08% p.a., however, better results can be achieved due to favorable business climate, reputable syndicate members and high credit quality of the Issuer.
The volume of the Samara Region bond issue of 2006 is RUR 4.5 billion at par (State registration No. SAM-003/00324 as of 17.07.2006). The bonds willl mature in 5 years and have quarterly coupons. The rates of the first to the twentieth coupons are equal and will be auctioned at placement.
Vneshtorgbank and Troika Dialog act as arrangers and underwriters of the bond issue.
Troika Dialog also acts as a placement agent.