A $300 million 15-year, 9 percent coupon eurodollar bond offering was announced today by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (The World Bank). The bonds were offered at 102-1/8 to produce an 8.56 percent yield to investors on a semiannual coupon equivalent basis. The notes will be repaid on June 29, 2004 and are noncallable.
The international syndicate for this issue is headed by Deutsche Bank Capital Markets as lead manager and Credit Suisse First Boston Limited as co-lead manager. They were joined by Algemene Bank Nederland N.V., Banque Nationale de Paris, Banque Paribas, Daiwa Europe Ltd., Generale Bank, Goldman Sachs International Corp., Merrill Lynch International & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd., Morgan Stanley International, Nomura International Limited, Salomon Brothers International Limited, Shearson Lehman Hutton International, Swiss Bank Corporation International Limited, Union Bank of Switzerland (Securities) Limited, and S.G. Warburg & Co., Ltd. as comanagers.
The proceeds of the issue will be used in the general operations of the World Bank.