THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT BEING MADE IN AND COPIES OF IT MAY NOT BE DISTRIBUTED OR SENT INTO THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA OR JAPAN.Ukraine is pleased to announce the pricing of its new benchmark EUR-denominated Eurobonds in a principal amount of €1,000,000,000 with final maturity on 20th of June 2026. The notes will bear interest at the rate of 6.75% per annum. The new issue is expected to be rated B- by Standard & Poor’s and B- by Fitch. Settlement of the new issue is expected to take place on the 20 June 2019.
The orderbook for the new issue peaked over EUR 6 billion.
The proceeds of the notes will be used for general budgetary purposes.
The Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Oksana Markarova, commented: “ We are very happy to announce Ukraine’s first EUR-denominated Eurobond in 15 years. We take today’s transaction to be a sign of continued investor support in Ukraine’s development and integration into the European market. We hope that this transaction will be the first step in continuing Ukraine’s fruitful integration into the European financial markets.”
BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs International acted as joint lead managers on the transaction.
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