Sep 02 2014
Issuance of RIKS 33 0321 in foreign exchange auction

Today, 2 September 2014, an auction was held by The Central Bank of Iceland in which the Bank offered to purchase euros versus payment in the indexed Treasury series RIKS 33 0321. This measure is an element in the removal of restrictions on capital account transactions and will reduce the annual Treasury’s refinancing need. Bonds sold in the series amounted to 82,122,672 kr. nominal value.

The accepted exchange rate in the auction was 181 krona for each Euro.

On 20 June the fixed price for this Treasury bond was announced as 109.098983 kr. with accrued interest and indexation (e. dirty price) with a settlement date of 5 September 2014 (yield 3.05%)1

1 Clean price being 99.29

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Jun 13 2019
Bond News
Republic of Iceland issues a new Eurobond at the lowest yields in the Republic´s history

The Republic of Iceland has today concluded agreements on issuance of bonds totalling EUR 500 million, or the equivalent of ISK 71 billion.  

The bonds bear fixed interest of 0.1% and have a 5-year maturity, with a yield of 0.122%. This is the lowest yield in the history of the Republic. Investors showed strong interest in the issue, with total subscriptions around EUR 2,5 billion or five times the size of the issue.  The broad-based investor group is comprised of central banks and other institutional investors, mainly from Europe. Barclays, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Nomura were joint managers for the issue.

Yesterday an offer of buy back of existing bonds of 750 million euros issued in 2014 expired. Owners of 60.5 million euros accepted the offer, in addition to those 398 million already tendered in December 2017. Owners that wished for got a priority allocation in the new bond.

Results of additional issuance of Treasury bonds RIKB 28 1115

As stated in paragraph 5 of Terms of Invitation to Tender for Treasury bonds, the Government Debt Management offered the equivalent of 10% of the nominal value sold in the auction 7 June, at the price of accepted bids. This time Primary Dealers did not exercise their right to purchase in RIKB 28 1115. Total outstanding nominal value of RIKB 28 1115 is now 61,001,601,519 kr. Settlement date is 12 June 2019.

Results of additional issuance of indexed Treasury bonds RIKS 26 0216

As stated in paragraph 5 of Terms of Invitation to Tender for Treasury bonds, the Government Debt Management offered the equivalent of 10% of the nominal value sold in the auction 24 May, at the price of accepted bids. This time Primary Dealers did not exercise their right to purchase in RIKS 26 0216. Total outstanding nominal value of RIKS 26 0216 is now 17,532,700,000 kr. Settlement date is 29 May 2019.