Press Release N° 211 of Thu Dec 21 18:57:00 CET 2017
New bonds to be issued
The Ministry of Economy and Finance announces that during the first quarter of 2018 the following new securities will be issued:
BTP 03/01/2018 – 03/01/2023 Minimum final outstanding: 10 billion Euros
BTP 03/15/2018 – 05/15/2025 Minimum final outstanding: 10 billion Euros
BTP 02/01/2018 – 02/01/2028 Minimum final outstanding: 12 billion Euros
CTZ 03/28/2018 – 03/30/2020 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 10/15/2017 – 10/15/2020 coupon 0.20%
BTP 08/01/2017 – 08/01/2022 coupon 0.90%
BTP 09/15/2017 – 11/15/2024 coupon 1.45%
BTP 07/04/2017 – 08/01/2027 coupon 2.05%
CCTeu 10/15/2017 – 04/15/2025
CTZ 10/30/2017 – 10/30/2019
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.