UniCredit (rated A2/BBB+/A-) has today issued a new 5 year senior benchmark in size of Euro 1.5 billion at a spread of 345 bps over Mid Swap rate.
The deal has encountered exceptionally strong interest from investors, bringing the final orderbook well above Euro 5 billion. Over 360 investors participated, well diversified in terms of geographic as well as investor type.
UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking, Citigroup, Natixis and Société Générale, have managed the placement acting as joint bookrunners.
The transaction has been widely distributed among institutional investors with the following allocation by investor types: asset managers (73%), banks (18%) and insurance companies (5%); and regions Germany/Austria (25%), Italy (20%), UK/Ireland (19%), France (13%), Benelux (6%).
The bonds form part of the UniCredit's outstanding benchmark curve and are documented under the Euro Medium Term Notes Program. Listing will be on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
Milan, 29 February 2012
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