On February 25, 2010, VTB successfully priced its Eurobond offering of U.S.$1.25 billion (“Offering”) under Programme No.2 for the Issuance of Loan Participation Notes.
U.S.$1.25 billion of 6.465% Notes due 2015 will be issued by VTB Capital S.A., Luxembourg and listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and VTB Capital are Joint Lead Managers for the Offering.
Deputy Chairman and CFO of JSC VTB Bank Herbert Moos said: “This issue is the largest offering from a financial institution from the CIS and CEE regions in 2010. It is a breakthrough for VTB. Despite aggressive pricing the transaction generated strong global interest and enjoyed a high quality order book with more than 350 orders resulting in a tightening of the VTB secondary curve. The transaction attests to the confidence that international investors have in the strength of the VTB’s credit.”
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