Jul 20 2018
Moody’s changes Iceland’s outlook to positive from stable and affirms A3 ratings

Moody’s Investors Service ("Moody’s") has today changed the Government of Iceland's sovereign rating outlook to positive from stable and affirmed Iceland’s A3 long-term issuer rating. The government's long-term senior unsecured debt rating of A3 and the (P)A3 and (P)Prime-2 ratings assigned to its medium-term note (MTN) programme have also been affirmed. 

The key drivers for the change in the rating outlook to positive from stable are: 

  1. Improving economic resilience afforeded by net external creditor position, more balanced growth and ongoing strengthening of the country‘s banking system. 
  1. Anticipated further improvement in the government‘s debt metrics beyond what was previously expected. 

The positive outlook also reflects progress made in the past two years on the major preconditions we laid out at the time of the upgrade to A3 in September 2016, including the smooth removal of capital controls and the settlement of the offshore krónur situation.

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Results of additional issuance of RIKB 21 0805

As stated in paragraph 6 in General Terms of Auction for Treasury bonds, the Government Debt Management offered the equivalent of 10% of the nominal value sold in the auction 6 December, at the price of accepted bids. This time Primary Dealers did not exercise their right to purchase in RIKB 21 0805. Total outstanding nominal value of RIKB 21 0805 is now 11,875,000,000 kr. Settlement date is 11 December 2019.

Treasury Bond Auction Announcement - RIKB 21 0805
Series RIKB 21 0805
ISIN IS0000031482
Maturity Date 08/05/2021
Auction Date 12/06/2019
Settlement Date 12/11/2019
10% addition 12/10/2019

On the Auction Date, between 10:30 am and 11:00 am, the Government Debt Management will auction Treasury bonds in the Series, with the ISIN number and with the Maturity Date according to the table above. Payments for the Treasury Bonds must be received by the Central Bank before 14:00 on the Settlement Date, and the Bonds will be delivered in electronic form on the same day. For an additional 10% see Article 6 of the General Terms of Auction Treasury Bonds.

For further information, please refer to the Government Debt Management website, i.e. for the description of the Treasury bond and the General Terms of Auction of Treasury Bonds.

For additional information please contact Oddgeir Gunnarsson, Government Debt Management, at +354 569 9635.

Treasury Bill Auction Announcement - RIKV 20 0715
Series RIKV 20 0715
ISIN IS0000031623
Maturity Date 07/15/2020
Auction Date 11/28/2019
Settlement Date 12/02/2019

On the Auction Date, between 10:30 am and 11:00 am, the Government Debt Management will auction Treasury bills in the Series, with the ISIN number and with the Maturity Date according to the table above. Payments for the Treasury Bills must be received by the Central Bank before 14:00 on the Settlement Date, and the Bills will be delivered in electronic form on the same day.

Further reference is made to the General Terms of Icelandic Treasury bills and General Terms of Auction for Treasury bills on the Government Debt Management website.

For further information please contact Oddgeir Gunnarsson, Government Debt Management, at +354 569 9635.