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Tender for the Eighth Issue of the Airport Authority Notes

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced today (Friday) that the tender for the eighth issue of the Airport Authority (AA) Notes to be held on 17 May 2001 (Thursday).

An amount of HK$500 million in AA Notes will be offered for settlement on 18 May 2001 (Friday). The Zero Coupon Notes will be fully redeemed on 17 May 2002. Terms and conditions of the issue are described fully in the Information Memorandum.

The HK$500 million AA Notes issue is the eighth tranche of the HK$5 billion AA Note Issuance Programme in which the HKMA acts as the arranger, custodian, agent and operator. The AA Notes, which are denominated in HK$50,000, will be cleared through the Central Moneymarkets Unit (CMU).

The AA Notes will be covered by the existing market-making arrangements for the Exchange Fund Bills and Notes. Under the Programme, the AA Notes will be sold from time to time by tender to a group of Market Makers and Recognized Dealers appointed by the HKMA.

Under the short selling arrangement, Market Makers of Exchange Fund, MTRC, HKMC and AA papers can go short in any issues of such papers provided they hold sufficient amount of other Exchange Fund, MTRC, HKMC or AA papers in the system to cover their short positions by entering into a repo transaction with the HKMA at the end of the day. In return the Market Makers are obliged to quote two-way (bid-ask) prices during normal money market hours.

Members of the public who wish to tender for the Notes may do so through any of the Market Makers or Recognized Dealers on the published list which can be obtained from the HKMA at 30/F, 3 Garden Road, Hong Kong (or telephone 2878 8150). Each tender must be for an amount of HK$50,000 or integral multiples thereof.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
11 May 2001

AIRPORT AUTHORITY
NOTE ISSUANCE PROGRAMME
TENDER INFORMATION

Tender information for the eighth issue of Airport Authority Note Issuance Programme :

Issue Number :
A101
Tender Date and Time : Thursday 17 May 2001 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Issue and Settlement Date : Friday 18 May 2001
Amount on Offer : HK$500 million
Maturity : 364 days
Maturity Date : 17 May 2002
Interest Rate : Zero Coupon
Interest Payment Dates : N/A
Tender Amount : Each tender must be for an amount of HK$50,000 or integral multiples thereof. Members of the public who wish to tender for the Notes may approach Market Makers or Recognized Dealers on the published list
Other details : Please see Information Memorandum published or approach Market Makers or Recognized Dealers

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
11 May 2001

Last revision date: 1 August 2011
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