El Salvador Issues $ 653 Million in Bonds

The Salvadoran government placed $ 653 million in bonds in the international market on January 25 .

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The acquisition was announced at 9:30 am local time (10:30 New York time) and three hours later, demand had reached $ 1,628.9 million, more than double the amount offered by El Salvador, reflecting the strong international interest in acquiring the Salvadorans bonds.

The issuance had positive acceptance with more than 90 investors, mainly from Europe and the United States.

The operation was closed with an interest rate of 7.625%, one of the lowest in the last decade for a 30 year term. It was the high demand which allowed the rate of 7.75% to drop to 7.625%, favorable to Salvadoran interests.

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The operation, conducted in the local market, will help finance the country’s “Program for Supporting Social Policies”.

The 15-year securities will pay an interest rate of 6.7%, informed the treasury ministry.

“According to the institution, the issue was mostly bought by ‘small, individual investors’, who acquired the bonds through stock brokers; other purchasers were Retirement Funds”, reported Elsalvador.com.

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