UniCredit SpA (rated Baa1/BBB-/BBB+) has today issued a new senior benchmark fixed rate with a maturity of 7 years and a size of Euro 1 billion.
Coupon has been set at 2% with an issue/re-offer price of 99.221%.
The initial spread guidance was set at 200 bps area, then, given the very positive market feedback, it has been revised achieving a final issue spread equal to 190 bps.
UniCredit Bank AG, JP Morgan, Citibank, SocGen e Santander have managed the placement acting as joint bookrunners.
The transaction involved more than 200 institutional investors with total orders of approx Euro 2.2 billion. The allocation by investor types/regions: funds (73%), insurance companies (14%), banks (11%) and other investors (2%); France (39%), Italy (19%), UK/Ireland (14%) and Germany/Austria/Swiss (13%).
The bond, which will be documented under the Euro Medium Term Notes Programme, is the first senior institutional issuance in 2016 and sets a new reference point in the UniCredit Spa senior benchmark curve.
Milan, 26 February 2016