By Emese Bartha


Austria sold 5 billion euros ($5.91 billion) in the syndicated launch of a new 15-year government bond on Thursday, with the transaction luring strong demand, said one of the lead manager banks.

The EUR5 billion issue size of the bond, which will mature in October 2036, includes a EUR500 million issuer retention, said the same bank. Demand for the deal exceeded EUR41 billion, including EUR2 billion joint lead manager demand.

The final spread on the bond was set three basis points below mid-swaps, said the same bank.

Bookrunners of the issue were Barclays, BofA Securities, Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE, J.P. Morgan and UniCredit.


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September 16, 2021 06:39 ET (10:39 GMT)

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