Apr. 13, 2012 (China Knowledge) - State Grid Corp of China, the nation's largest power supplier, announce it plans to issue RMB 15 billion worth of fixed-rate corporate bonds from Apr. 17.
The company plans to issue RMB 5 billion ten-year bonds and RMB 10 billion 15-year bonds.
State Grid will auction the bonds on the inter-bank market on Apr. 16.
The interest rate for the ten-year bonds has been set between 4.16% and 5.16%, and the 15-year bonds between 4.26% and 5.26%.
Value date is Apr. 17 and payment due date is Apr. 18. Interest will be paid annually.
China Lianhe Credit Rating Co Ltd has rated the issuer and the bonds AAA, AAA, respectively.
Yingda Securities and Southwest Securities<600369> are lead underwriters for the offering. CITIC Securities Co<600030
>, China International Capital Corp, China Merchants Securities Co<600999
> and China Investment Securities will be main underwriters.
State Grid plans to use RMB 10 billion of the proceeds to fund project construction, RMB 3 billion to replenish its working capital and the remaining RMB 2 billion to repay bank loans.