UOB's summer blockbuster

UOB wows the market with dual currency subordinated bond, raising $1billion and S$1 billion, proving that August is not a dead month.

Singapore's United Overseas Bank UOB yesterday closed a dual currency subordinated notes issue raising $1 billion and S$1 billion $609 million. The bonds were priced at 114bps over treasuries for the US dollar tranche and 68bps over the swap offered rate SOR for the Singapore dollar tranche. JPMorgan was global coordinator on the deal. It was joint book runner with Merrill Lynch on the US dollar tranche and joint book runner with Citigroup and UOB on the Singapore dollar tranche.

The bonds will count as upper tier two capital and are due in 2019, with a step up in year 10.

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