Jan. 30, 2012 (China Knowledge) - State-owned China Nuclear Engineering and Construction (Group) Corp has announced plans to issue RMB 1 billion worth of 366-day unsecured bills on the interbank market on February 2, sources reported.
Coupon rate will be determined in the process of book-building. Both value date and payment due date will be February 3, and the to-be-issued bills are tradable on February 6.
Proceeds from the issuance will be used to repay bank loans and replenish working capital, said the issuer.
China Chengxin International Credit Rating Co Ltd has rated the issuer and bills AAA and A-1, respectively.
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This will be the issuer's first short-term bills this year.
At the end of last September, the issuer had RMB 23.67 billion in total assets and RMB 20.06 billion in total liabilities, and the firm's debt/asset ratio was 84.75%.