26 March 2013: Launch of the OAT 3.25% 25 May 2045

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Agence France Trésor today announces the launch of the OAT 3.25% 25 May 2045. After the opening of the order book on Tuesday morning and completion at midday, demand reached an amount close to €8 bn, of which €4.5 bn was allocated.

The yield at the time of the launch is 3.26%. The price has been set at 99.737. The settlement date is April 4, 2013. The bond is strippable and it will be quoted on Euronext Paris.

Lead managers for this operation were Barclays, BNP Paribas, Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Scotland and Société Générale. All the primary dealers were part of the syndicate.

The allocation illustrates a strong and diversified demand from final investors. A large proportion of the book is allocated to asset managers (31%), banks (33%), hedge funds (16%), insurance & pension funds (20%).

The geographical distribution reflects a strong demand from European investors for French bonds with very long maturities. The allocation illustrates the interest of investors, with United Kingdom representing 48%, France 23%, Italy 10%, Germany 7%, Scandinavia 10%, others 2%.


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