DBS: subordinate to no-one

Singaporean bank achieves super tight pricing on first subordinated debt deal in three years.

DBS returned to the upper tier 2 market yesterday September 23 with a $750 million 15 non-call 10 deal via lead manager Morgan Stanley and joint lead DBS. Pricing came at the very tight end of indicative terms on an issue price of 99.7% and coupon of 5% to yield 5.037% or 105bp over Treasuries.

Bankers calculate the Libor spread to be 61bp over, an incredibly steep 15bp differential relative to the main benchmark provided...

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