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Taiwan Province of China : Nomura issues 30 Year USD Callable Zero Coupon International Bonds in Taiwan

August 14, 2014

Nomura Bank International plc (the  Issuer ) today announced that it has issued US$325 million in principal amount of 30 Year USD Callable Zero Coupon Notes due 2044 (the  Notes ). The Notes were issued out of the Issuer s Note, Warrant and Certificate Programme and are guaranteed by Nomura Holdings, Inc. The Issuer has been assigned a longterm Standard & Poor s rating of A-. SinoPac Securities Corporation was appointed as lead manager for the transaction, with E.SUN Commercial Bank, Ltd and KGI Securities Co. Ltd each appointed as manager.

The Notes were issued at par and bear an internal rate of return of 4.95% per annum. The Notes have been offered to and placed with professional institutional investors in Taiwan and are listed on the GreTai Securities Market.

Amy Tsao, President of Nomura in Taiwan commented,  This bond issuance is a first not just for Nomura, but also for a Japanese financial institution issuing an onshore bond in Taiwan in recent years. Following recent action taken by Taiwan s Financial Supervisory Commission to promote the issuance of International Bonds to professional investors in Taiwan, Nomura is delighted to be the first Japanese financial institution to issue GreTai listed International Bonds.Â

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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