UniCredit has today launched a new 3 year benchmark for a total of Euro 1 billion, setting a new reference point on the UniCredit bond curve.
The deal has met very strong interest from investors, bringing the final orderbook above Euro 2 billion with more than 250 orders received.
Investors participation has been well diversified both in terms of geography and investor type. The bond- managed by UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking together with ING, JP Morgan and UBS - was in facts distributed to different institutional investors' categories such as funds (71%), banks (22%) and insurance companies (6%). The demand was coming from Italy (34%), France (28%), UK/Ireland (14%) and Germany/Austria (8%).
The issue will pay a coupon equal to 4.375%, equivalent to 390 basis points over the swap rate with the same maturity and an issue price set at 99.662%. The strong investor feedback has allowed to tighten in the issue spread versus the initial pricing guidance set at 400/410.
The bonds form part of the UniCredit's outstanding benchmark curve and are documented under the issuer's Euro Medium Term Notes Program. Listing will be on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
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