On 10th May 2017, Agence France Locale, the French local government funding agency, priced their third Euro benchmark since the beginning of their activities. The new issue has a final maturity of 20 th June 2024, pays an annual coupon of 0.5% to give a spread of +25bps over interpolated OAT.
The orderbook grew rapidly and closed at over €630 million. Strong investor interest with over 30 diverse investors (asset managers, central banks, bank treasuries, official institutions, etc.) making up nearly 75% of foreign investors.
Agence France Locale, having already priced over €300 million this year, has hence achieved 94% of their 2017 funding program.
Issuer : Agence France Locale
Issuer Rating : Aa3 stable outlook (Moody's)
Programme Rating : Aa3 stable outlook (Moody's)
Format : EMTN Programme (the Final Conditions regarding the Issue are available on the AMF web site (French Market Authority – Autorité des Marchés Financiers – www.amf-france.org ) and that of Agence France Locale ( www.agence-france-locale.fr ). The Base Prospectus received the AMF visa n°17-170 on 21st April 2017 and can be found on the above-mentioned websites.
Size : EUR 500 million
Bond denomination : EUR 100 000
Settlement : 17 th May 2017
Maturity : 20 th June 2024 (7 year)
Coupon : 0.50%
Spread : OAT + 25 bps
Exchange : Paris Euronext
|Distribution by type of investor|
|Central Banks / Official Institutions||13%|
|Insurance / Pension Funds||0,50%|
|Distribution by geographical location|
|Germany / Austria / Switzerland||37%|
|United Kingdom & Nordics||8%|
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Source: Agence France Locale via GlobeNewswire