May. 9, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China National Petroleum Corp or CNPC, the parent company of PetroChina Co Ltd<601857
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The company said in a statement that the notes will be issued at face value and coupon rate will be determined by a public tender through the bond issue system of the People's Bank of China
Both value date and payment due date is May 17, and the to-be-issued notes tradable on May 18.
China Lianhe Credit Rating Co Ltd has rated the issuer and notes AAA and AAA, respectively.
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China<601398
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> have been hired as joint lead underwriters for the offering.
Proceeds from the offering will be used to replenish the group's working capital.