The Belgian Federal Government Debt amounted to EUR 386.70 billion as of 31 January 2017.
Debt issued or taken over by the federal government amounted to EUR 386.43 billion, and the institutions for which the federal government supports the debt service, registered a debt of EUR 0.26 billion.
In net terms (i.e. deducting financial deposits and investments, as well as securities owned by the Treasury), the Federal Government Debt amounted to EUR 369.93 billion.
Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency
Please find attached the transaction summary of the dual-tranche 7y and 40y OLO syndicated benchmark transaction, being the second out of the three announced fixed-coupon benchmark issues in 2017.
With the proceeds amounting to EUR 6.0 bn., the Kingdom has achieved more than a third of its OLO funding plan.
Moreover, and in line with the Kingdom’s strategy, this issue again will positively influence the overall risk parameters and the average life of the debt portfolio in particular.
The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids of Treasury certificates for a total amount of EUR 1.790 billion, distributed into the following lines :
ISIN Code : BE0312742142 - 11/05/2017
Amount taken (EUR billion): 0.350
Weighted average yield : -0.676 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 3.01
ISIN Code : BE0312751234 - 08/02/2018
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.440
Weighted average yield : -0.656 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.28
he Minister of Finance, Johan Van Overtveldt, announces :
The Kingdom of Belgium intends to issue a dual tranche EURO syndicated transaction of a new 7 year OLO 82 benchmark maturing 22nd October, 2024 and a new 40 year OLO 83 benchmark maturing 22nd June, 2057 in the near future, subject to market conditions.
The Kingdom has mandated BNP Paribas Fortis, HSBC, J.P.Morgan, KBC Bank, Morgan Stanley and SG CIB as joint bookrunners.
All other Primary and Recognized Dealers of the Kingdom of Belgium will be invited to the syndicate group.