24 Jun 2008 12:37

New KoB issue in US Dollar 2013 - Official Launch

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency

The 2 billion US Dollar issue, maturing 3 September, 2013 is now launched for the Kingdom of Belgium (Aa1/AA+/AA+).

The bond will be priced later today at midswaps minus 23 bp.

Joint bookrunners are Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley.

A co-lead group consisting of HSBC and Fortis bank is being formed.

Payment date is 1st July, 2008. Fees total 10 cts. Listing Luxemburg. Belgian Law. 144A/Reg S. No XD, No NP. FM ICMA2 (with prior consultation with the issuer) applies.

Denoms US$ 1,000. Dematerialised form created, cleared and settled in the Securities Settlement System operated by National Bank of Belgium (NBB), Paying Agent NBB. Stabilization: FSA/ICMA