EFSF issues €5bn 7-year bond
Luxembourg – The European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) today placed a €5 billion 7-year benchmark bond maturing on 17 July 2020. The issuance spread at reoffer was fixed at mid swap plus 26 basis points. This implies a reoffer yield for investors of 1.755%.
Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs International and Natixis acted as lead managers for this issue.
Today's issue has drawn strong demand, with more than €6.7 billion in orders received from investors worldwide.
Christophe Frankel, CFO and Deputy CEO stated “Today's transaction is an excellent start to this quarter. We expect to raise €13 bn in Q3 and our next potential issuance window will be the week of 22 July”.