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PR190318en

19/02/2019

PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR FINANCE New issue of Malta Government Stock

The Accountant General announces the issue of €50,000,000 Malta Government Stock subject to an over-allotment option of an additional amount up to a maximum of €30,000,000 as follows:

(i)         1.4% Malta Government Stock 2024 (III) Fungibility Issue, and
            
(ii)        1.85% Malta Government Stock 2029 (III) Fungibility Issue, or
            
(iii)       any combination of the above two Stocks which shall in the aggregate be €50,000,000.

Applications in the form of sealed bids (auction) for a minimum of € 500,000 and multiples of €100,000 each open on Wednesday 27th February 2019 at 8.30 a.m. and close at noon (CET) of the same day or earlier at the discretion of the Accountant General.

Bids on the prescribed forms are to be transmitted by e-mail at the e-mail addresses indicated on the application form or by fax on +356 2596 7210 or deposited in the Treasury’s Tender Box in Floriana. 

The allotment results of each Stock will be determined and announced two hours immediately after the closing time of the auction.

Application forms may be obtained from all members of the Malta Stock Exchange and other authorised Investment Service Providers or downloaded from the Treasury’s website.

The Accountant General will announce indicative pricing guidelines via a Press Release to be published on Tuesday 26th February 2019 consisting of an indicative range of spreads over the euro mid-swap rate, broadly reflecting the secondary market conditions with respect to the 1.4% Malta Government Stock 2024 (III) and the 1.85% Malta Government Stock 2029 (III).

More information on these Stocks can be found in the Offering Circular which together with the General Prospectus and Malta Government Stocks Regulations can be downloaded from the Treasury’s website at www.treasury.gov.mt.