BSP upsizes five-year loan to $675 million

BSP achieved the double distinction of tapping the largest Asian sovereign loan in 2002 and the largest US dollar-denominated loan from Asia (ex-Japan) year to date.

The Philippine central bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas BSP, has increased its five-year loan facility to $675 million, one-third more than the original size of $500 million it intended to borrow when it awarded the mandate in the end of May. In doing so BSP achieved the double distinction of tapping the largest Asian sovereign loan in 2002 and the largest US dollar-denominated loan from Asia ex-Japan year to date.

The deal pays a margin of 190bp over six-month Libor. Participation fees for senior managers with commitments of $40 million and above comes to 67.5bp, with all-in of 203.5bp over Libor. Lead managers receive 50bp participation fees all-in 200bp for commitments of $20 million-$39...

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