May 16 2018
Switch auction of nominal bonds RIKB 20 0205

On Friday, 18 May at 11:00 am, Government Debt Management will conduct an auction of Treasury bonds. 

In this auction nominal bonds RIKB 20 0205 will be offered. The total amount of accepted bids will be announced after the auction. 

NOTE it is only possible to purchase bonds in RIKB 20 0205 with the sale of RIKB 19 0226, which matures on 26 February 2019. Government Debt Management will purchase RIKB 19 0226 at a pre-determined price – that is, at a clean price of 103.090 (105.151644 with accrued interest per 100 nominal value) – with settlement on 23 May 2018. To clarify, this price is equivalent to 4.50% yield. The value of the bond, together with accrued interest, will constitute payment for the new issued bonds. 

Given the size of RIKB 20 0205, investors are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to participate in the switch auction and acquire RIKB 20 0205.

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Terms of Swichoperation (pdf)

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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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Result of the purchase of nominal Treasury bond RIKB 19 0226 in switch auction

Switch auction was conducted at Government Debt Management at 11:00 am today, where nominal Treasury bonds in the series RIKB 20 0205 and in RIKB 28 1115 where offered for sale for purchase of RIKB 19 0226.

 

The main result of purchase in RIKB 19 0226 against sale of RIKB 20 0205 were:

Number of bids in series RIKB 20 0205 were 5, amounting to 1,976 m.kr. nominal value

5 bids were accepted for 1,976 m.kr. nominal value

Price allocated is 101.855

Total purchased in RIKB 19 0226 was 1,952 m.kr. nominal value

 

The main result of purchase in RIKB 19 0226 against sale of RIKB 28 1115 were:

Number of bids in series RIKB 28 1115 were 6, amounting to 950 m.kr. nominal value

5 bids were accepted for 800 m.kr. nominal value

Price allocated is 97.150

Total purchased in RIKB 19 0226 was 759 m.kr. nominal value