Sberbank announces that the order book for Russian Railways JSC’s series 001P-05R exchange-traded bonds worth RUB 20 bln was closed on 13 February 2018. The bonds are due in 15 years, and the nominal value of one bond is 1,000 roubles. The bonds were placed at 100% of the nominal value and have an 8-year put option.
The initial guidance for the first coupon was set at a range of 7.50%-7.60% per annum, which corresponds to a yield to put of 7.64%-7.74% per annum. During book building the guidance was lowered to 7.25-7.35% per annum, which corresponds to a yield to put of 7.38%-7.49% per annum.
More than 65 investor bids were received during book building to a total of RUB 55 bln. The size of the placement was increased from RUB 15 bln to 20 bln.
Based on the results of book building, the first coupon was set at 7.30% per annum, which corresponds to a yield to 8-year put of 7.43% per annum.
The technical placement of the issue is planned for 20 February 2018 on the MICEX Stock Exchange. The placement was organised by Sberbank CIB1, Gazprombank, BC Region, and Russian Agricultural Bank.
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