New HUF 33.6 Billion Funds Raised: Successful Bond Issuance of Eximbank Continues
In the second half of 2020 the Hungarian Export-Import Bank Plc. carried out several bound issuances in a record amount: in total HUF 137.5 billion funds were raised from the market as a result of which Eximbank won the award ‘Bond Issuer of the Year’ at the ‘Best of BSE 2020’ award ceremony of the Budapest Stock Exchange. On 22 March 2021 Eximbank held its first successful auction this year during which new bonds in the amount of HUF 33.61 billion were sold.
During the simultaneous auctions the bank issued one- and seven-year maturity bonds with the nominal value of HUF 10 000 each. There was an investor demand of HUF 38.61 billion for the newly issued first part of the series of EXIM’s bond no. 2022/2 with 1% interest rate maturing on 23 March 2022, of which an amount of HUF 22.9 billion was sold at nominal value. The bank raised new long-term funds in the amount of HUF 10.71 billion from the domestic market in the case of the third part of bond series no. 2027/1 maturing in October 2027 with a demand of HUF 18.46 billion.
“The well-designed structure both from the point of view of type and maturity is a basic guideline in the borrowing policy of Eximbank. Last year was the most active period in our history both in the field of our lending activity and the expansion and diversification of the necessary funds. Due to the economic situation caused by the pandemic, EXIM enhanced its engagement in corporate lending and in the compensation of the economic actors. EXIM’s total lending portfolio – primarily due to the enormous demand for our Compensation Loan Programme – exceeded HUF 1100 billion at the end of 2020 that represents more than 11% of the total Hungarian corporate lending according to the report of the Hungarian National Bank. This year we continue to finance domestic export companies by launching a new product, the “Spin Up” Investment Loan. With the present bond issuance we have further strengthened our fund portfolio required to be able to satisfy the market demands.” - said Gergely Jákli, CEO, Chairman of the Board of Directors at EXIM Hungary about the bond auctions on 22 March.