Eximbank has conducted its most successful auction ever
On the 7th of October 2020 Eximbank carried out a highly successful bond issuance: with the simultaneous auctions of bonds No. 1/2021 and 1/2025 the bank succeeded to raise an amount unprecedented in the case of public issuance under Hungarian legislation: more than HUF 52 billion.
Investor demand for the bond with one-year maturity at 1% nominal interest totalled more than HUF 58 billion, of which bonds worth HUF 32 billion were traded at an average price above nominal value, i.e. at an average yield of 0.94 percent. There was a demand of more than HUF 45 billion for the bond with five-year maturity (maturing in November 2025) at 1.65 % nominal interest rate, of which HUF 20.3 billion was issued at an average yield of 1.68 percent. The funds raised through the bond issuance are well-aligned with the maturity structure of Eximbank resources.
“Eximbank – similarly to commercial banks – in addition to the capital provided by the owner manages resources from money markets in the broader sense. Since the bank – due to its specific nature – does not collect customers’ deposits, neither does it hold payment accounts, the resources do not contain account balances or retail deposits. However, there are resources provided by international institutions, such as the the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Council of European Investment Bank (CEB) or the World Bank and resources lent by commercial banks under market conditions and resources derived from bond issuances. At the present auction the demand exceeded HUF 100 billion, which indicates a high degree of depositors' confidence. We constantly monitor the market situation and processes; financing security is a key consideration in our borrowing policy. We take decisions on the currency and maturity of the respective borrowings in full knowledge of market conditions and on the basis of our own judgment of – for example – the asset-liability maturity matching – with the aim to achieve the most favourable total cost” – stated Gergely Jákli, CEO, Chairman of the Board of Directors at EXIM Hungary with regard to the auction in October.