On 15 February 2010, Bank of Valletta plc announced a €50 million bond issue at a coupon of 4.8% per annum. The bonds have a final maturity date of 15 March 2020. The Issuer reserves the right to increase the amount up to a further €20 million in the event of over-subscription.
€50,000,000 (with an over-allotment option of up to a further €20,000,000).
Semi-Annually on 15 March and 15 September.
The bonds will mature at 100% (par) on 15 March 2020.
Closing date for Preferred Applicants
Wednesday 3 March 2010
General Public Offer Period
Monday 8 March 2010 to Friday 12 March 2010 (or earlier at the Issuer’s discretion)
Minimum application for bonds
Preferred Applicants: €2,000 and in multiples of €100 thereafter.
General Offer Stage: €2,000 and in multiples of €100 thereafter.
Official List of the Malta Stock Exchange
Use of Proceeds
The proceeds from this bond issue will be used by the Issuer to finance the redemption of the maturing 6.15% Subordinated Bonds due on 15 March 2010. Furthermore the proceeds will also serve to enhance BOV’s Tier II capital and will also be used to meet part of its funding requirements. BOV’s capital and liquidity positions already rank substantially higher than average European and US banking institutions and this new subordinated bond issue will further enhance its capital adequacy.
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