1 December, 2010 ZAO Raiffeisenbank arranged an inaugural placement of Series BO-7 exchange bonds issue in the amount of 5 bn roubles.
The issue will carry six half-year coupon periods.
Following the bidding, the coupon rate to redemption was set at 7.50% p.a.
The issue has been fully placed.
The placement was arranged by ZAO Raiffeisenbank.
«Given the current market circumstances, we believe this placement is an unequivocal success for us not only as an issuer, but also as a highly professional investment bank that has achieved an advantageous placement in a not quite so favourable environment,» said Sergei Monin, Deputy Chairman of the Board and Head of Treasury Division of ZAO Raiffeisenbank.
Co-arranger of the issue is OAO «AB «ROSSIYA».
Underwriters include OOO «Deutsche Bank», AKB «MBRR» (ÎÀÎ), Bank «West LB Vostok» (ZAO).
Ñî-underwriters are ÎÀÎ «Promsvyazbank», ÎÎÎ «Brokers «REGION».
The Series BO-07 bonds of ZAO Raiffeisenbank have been awarded preliminary investment ratings.
Fitch: long-term fInternational Scale rating BBB+, long-term National Scale rating AAA(rus).
S&P: long-term International Scale rating BBB, long-term National Scale rating ruAAA.
«We are very pleased with the placement results, which prove that the Bank enjoys deep confidence of inverstors,» said Pavel Gurin, Chairman of the Management Board of ZAO Raiffeisenbank. «We would like to thank our partners and bidders. The funds raised through the issue will give us more capacity to meet the needs of our customers.»
ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank ranks 9th among the Russian banks in terms of assets, based on Q3/2010 results (Interfax-CEA). According to the same Interfax-CEA data, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 6th in terms of private deposits and 8th with regard to consumer lending.
Raiffeisen Bank International AG regards both Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. In CEE, RBI operates an extensive network of subsidiary banks, leasing companies and a range of other specialised financial service providers in 17 markets. More than 59,000 employees service about 15 million customers through around 3,000 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE. RBI is the only Austrian bank with a presence in both the world’s financial centres and in Asia, the group’s further geographical area of focus. Raiffeisen Bank International is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG (RZB). RZB indirectly owns around 78.5 per cent of the common stock, which is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange; the remainder is in free float. RZB is the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country’s largest banking group, and serves as the group head office of the entire RZB Group, including RBI.