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The 0.80% EURO 6 billion OLO81 benchmark issue, maturing 22nd June, 2027 for the KINGDOM OF BELGIUM, rated Aa3/AA/AA-, is now priced.
The Minister of Finance, Johan Van Overtveldt, announces :
The Kingdom of Belgium intends to issue a new syndicated EURO benchmark bond maturing 22nd June, 2027 (OLO 81) in the near future, subject to market conditions.
The Kingdom has mandated BNP Paribas Fortis, Citi, Crédit Agricole CIB and ING as joint bookrunners. All other primary and recognized dealers will be invited to the syndicate group.
The auction scheduled for 23rd January, 2017 is cancelled.
The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids of Treasury certificates for a total amount of EUR 2.003 billion, distributed into the following lines :
ISIN Code : BE0312741136 - 13/04/2017
Amount taken (EUR billion): 0.503
Weighted average yield : -0.655 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 2.54
ISIN Code : BE0312750228 - 11/01/2018
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.500
Weighted average yield : -0.625 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.69
See our Reuters page BELG/TC or Bloomberg page BELG - TC Auctions - Results.
The Belgian Federal Government Debt amounted to EUR 405.18 billion as of 31 December 2016.
Debt issued or taken over by the federal government amounted to EUR 404.91 billion, and the institutions for which the federal government supports the debt service, registered a debt of EUR 0.27 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 392.32 billion.