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Ukraine announces the pricing of two new benchmark Eurobonds, the first in a principal amount of $750,000,000 with final maturity on 1 February 2024 and the second in a principal amount of $1,250,000,000 with final maturity on 1 November 2028. The 2024 Notes will bear interest at the rate of 8.994% per annum and the 2028 Notes will bear interest at the rate of 9.750% per annum. The new issues are expected to be rated B- by Standard & Poor’s and B- by Fitch. Settlement of the new issues is expected to take place on 1st of November 2018.
The total indications of interest for the new issues amounted to US$ 4.9 billion across circa 390 investors.
The proceeds of the new issues will be used for general budgetary purposes, as well as to redeem Ukraine’s U.S.$725,000,000 zero coupon debt securities issued on 28 August 2018.
The Acting Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Oksana Markarova, commented: “We are grateful to our international partners, who today again supported our country. In spite of the complicated situation on the international markets for emerging credits, they showed their faith in Ukraine and recognized the reforms made by the Government, the President and the Parliament by participating in our significant bond issuance. We are confident that after adoption of the balanced budget for the year 2019 and the start of the new IMF stand-by program, Ukraine will be in a strong position to fulfill all obligations to our investors and lenders”.
BNP Paribas, Citi, Goldman Sachs International and J.P. Morgan Securities plc acted as Joint Lead Managers on the transaction.
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