Guatemala Issues $1.2 Billion in Eurobonds

The government was able to issue $700 million over 30 years at a 6.12% rate, and $500 million over 10 years at a 4.9% rate.

Friday, May 24, 2019

The operation was carried out through the bank Citigroup Global Markets Inc, one of the three most important investment banks in the world, chosen through a competitive process, informed the Ministry of Finance.

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May 23, 2019. The Ministry of Public Finance -Minfin-, today issued US$1,200 million of treasury bonds of the Republic of Guatemala in the international market (Eurobonds), which means an important bet that strengthens the confidence of foreign and local investors in the Guatemalan market.

The results of the issuance are as follows:
US$700 million for a 30-year term, with a 6.125% interest rate.
US$500 million over 10 years, at a 4.900% rate

The transaction was conducted through Citigroup Global Markets Inc, one of the three largest investment banks in the world, chosen through a competitive process. The issuance of Eurobonds tripled the demand for the amount required by Guatemala (US$3.3 billion). Guatemalan Eurobonds aroused the interest of 150 investor accounts from all over the world, highlighting investors from Europe, the United States, Asia and Latin America.

This action is part of the strategy of diversifying public expenditure financing, raising funds from the local bond market, multilateral banking and global markets. The issuance of Treasury Bonds in the international market highlights the country's consistent and robust economic profile and the level of public debt.

The Minister of Public Finance, Victor Martinez, indicated that the country demonstrates once again that it maintains a stable macroeconomy which gives confidence to foreign and local investors and this also allows to achieve the objective of having a prudent management of the country's public credit.

This issuance is made in the international market, within the framework of the approved by the Congress of the Republic in the Budget Law, which allows maintaining the presence of the country abroad with better investment conditions.

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The issuance of $500 million in the international market was placed with a 10-year term and an interest rate of 4.5%, the lowest of all issuances so far.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Finance:

The Ministry of Public Finance today concluded a transaction for US $500 million of Eurobonds with an interest rate of 4.5% for 10 years, the lowest rate of all issuances. This action is consistent with the strategy of diversifying the financing of public spending, obtaining funds from the local bond market, multilateral banking and global markets.   

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