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NAB raises $2.02 billion from upsized follow-on

The fully underwritten deal, which was launched at a fixed 9.7% discount to the latest market price, drew significant demand and was increased by 50%.
National Australia Bank has raised A$3 billion $2.02 billion from a follow-on share sale which met with strong enough demand from domestic institutions to allow the original A$2 billion offering to be upsized by 50%. This makes it the largest Australian follow-on this year and shows that there is a lot of liquidity around. It also offers proof that investors are still prepared to buy equity û even in banks.

They are, however, asking for quite a steep discount to the market price and observes say a key reason why Australia has seen a number of follow-on share sales over the past three months, while most other markets have been virtually shut for new equity...
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