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.

Deal characteristics

 

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

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Final investor distribution :


Distribution by type of investor 
Asset Managers21%
Central Banks / Official Institutions13%
Corporates10%
Insurance / Pension Funds0,50%
Bank Treasury55,50%


Distribution by geographical location 
France26%
Germany / Austria / Switzerland37%
United Kingdom & Nordics8%
Other Europe2,00%
Asia9,00%
Italy18%

 

 

  ABOUT AFL

 

 

  • Agence France Locale was created further to the banking legislation dated 26 July 2013 and was granted a banking license on 12 January 2015.
  • 100% owned by French local authorities, Agence France Locale's mission is to provide members with cost-efficient and stable funding by raising funds in capital markets.
  • More information : www.agence-france-locale.fr

 

 


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Source: Agence France Locale via GlobeNewswire

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AGENCE FRANCE LOCALE SUCCESSFULLY PRICED THEIR THIRD EURO BENCHMARK: A €500 MILLION 7-YEAR BENCHMARK