Press Release N° 259 of 12/23/2015
New bonds to be issued
The Ministry of Economy and Finance announces that during the first quarter of 2016 the following new securities will be issued:
BTP 03/15/2016 – 03/15/2023 Minimum final outstanding: 10 billion Euros
BTP 03/01/2016 – 06/01/2026 Minimum final outstanding: 12 billion Euros
CTZ 03/30/2016 – 03/28/2018 Minimum final outstanding: 9 billion Euros
The minimum final outstanding refers to the overall issuance of the bond and therefore it relates to the minimum amount the bond shall reach before being replaced by a new benchmark.
The settlement date of the first auction of a new bond may not coincide with the interest accrual date.
New bonds, in addition to the above mentioned ones, could be issued during the first quarter, according to market conditions.
Reopenings of outstanding bonds
Moreover, during the same quarter further tranches of the following on-the-run bonds will be issued too:
BTP 10/15/2015 – 10/15/2018 coupon 0.30%
BTP 11/01/2015 – 11/01/2020 coupon 0.65%
BTP 09/15/2015 – 09/15/2022 coupon 1.45%
BTP 09/01/2015 – 12/01/2025 coupon 2.00%
CCTeu 06/15/2015 – 12/15/2022
CTZ 08/28/2015 – 08/30/2017
In addition, according to market conditions, the Ministry of Economy and Finance reserves the right to offer further tranches of on-the-run nominal bonds with maturity above 10 years and inflation-linked bonds, also with the aim to tackle possible secondary market dislocations of these bonds.
Finally the Ministry of Economy and Finance could offer further tranches of off-the-run medium and long-term instruments, nominal – fixed rate and floating (CCTeu) - and inflation linked, in order to ensure secondary market efficiency.
The Treasury will place medium and long term securities, nominal – fixed rate and floating (CCTeu) – and inflation linked (BTP€i), through the usual uniform-price (marginal) auction mechanism and it will discretionally set the price and the issuance amount.