UOB prices S$1 billion subordinated bond

Singapore lender UOB raises tier-2 capital in the domestic market and enjoys strong local support.
UOB prices a S$1 billion tier-2 subordinated capital bond.
UOB prices a S$1 billion tier-2 subordinated capital bond.

United Overseas Bank (UOB) priced a successful S$1 billion ($793 million) subordinated tier-2 capital bond issue on Monday The deal was structured to comply with the transitional framework on bank capital outlined by the Basel Committee in January this year

The 10-year bonds pay a 3 45% semi-annual coupon and were re-offered at par They can be called by the Singapore lender at par on any interest payment date from April 1, 2016 There is a one-time coupon re-fix equivalent to the prevailing five-year Singapore dollar swap offer rate (SOR) plus 147 5bp if the bonds are not redeemed on that first call-date

The notes are intended to qualify as lower tier-2 capital...

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