Deutsche Bank today priced a A$1.35 billion issue of 3 and 5 year fixed and floating notes at the equivalent of the 3 month Australian Dollar Bank Bill Swap Rate (BBSW) plus 38 and 48 basis points respectively.
Chum Darvall, CEO of Deutsche Bank Australia and New Zealand said “The issue was heavily subscribed and successfully priced, which is indicative that the Australian market is progressively re-opening for well rated investment grade credits. This was the first foreign bank issue in Australia in recent times.”
The issue was primarily planned to support growth in Deutsche Bank’s Australian operations. However due to the large issue size achieved, some of the proceeds will be used within the bank’s Asian network. Deutsche Bank last tapped the Australian market in September 2006, with an A$500m 3 year floating rate note.
Deutsche Bank was sole lead on the issue. Co-managers are: ANZ Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac.
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