Mar. 27, 2012 (China Knowledge) - State Grid Corp of China, the nation's largest power supplier, announced today that it plans to issue RMB 15 billion worth of 180-day unsecured bills on the interbank market on Mar. 28, the sources reported.
Coupon rate will be determined in the process of book-building and the bills will be issued at face value. Both value date and payment due date is on Mar. 29, and the to-be-issued bills is tradable on Mar. 30.
China Lianhe Credit Rating Co Ltd has rated the issuer AAA.
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Proceeds from the deal will be used to replenish the firm's working capital.
The bills will be the fifth super short-term bills issued by State Grid this year.
As of to date, the company has RMB 114.5 billion in medium-term notes, RMB 20.5 billion in short-term bills, RMB 35 billion in super short-term bills, RMB 158.57 billion in corporate bonds and RMB 8 billion financial bonds.