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Tender for the reopening of 5-Year Exchange Fund Notes to be held on Friday, 9 January 2004

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced today (Tuesday) that the tender of Exchange Fund Notes with a maturity of 38 months through the reopening of existing 5-year Exchange Fund Notes (issue no. 5703) will be held on Friday 9 January 2004 for settlement on Monday 12 January 2004.

An additional amount of HK$1,200 million of the outstanding 5-year Notes (issue no. 5703) will be on offer, of which HK$120 million will be made available for offer to the public through non-competitive tender. If the amount of Notes reserved for non-competitive tender is under-subscribed, the non-subscribed amount will be added to the portion of notes for competitive tender (initially set at HK$1,080 million). The Notes will mature on 19 March 2007 and will carry interest at the rate of 5.16% per annum payable semi-annually in arrears. The Notes closed at 109.31 with an annualised yield of 2.162% on 29 December 2003.

Members of the public who wish to submit non-competitive tender applications for the Notes may do so through Recognised Dealers, which are also appointed by the HKMA as Retail Exchange Fund Notes Distributors. Competitive tender applications for the Notes may be made through any of the Market Makers or Recognised Dealers. Competitive tender applications may also be submitted through brokers who are Exchange Participants of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong via the Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited (HKSCC) or, for those who hold Investor Accounts at the HKSCC, direct through the HKSCC. The HKSCC will collect tender applications from its participants and submit them to the HKMA for processing. While an applicant may apply for the Notes through both competitive and non-competitive tenders, an applicant may submit only one non-competitive tender application through a Retail Exchange Fund Notes Distributor. Each tender must be for an amount of HK$50,000 or integral multiples thereof for both competitive and non-competitive tenders.

The list of Market Makers or Recognised Dealers (including Retail Exchange Fund Notes Distributors) may be obtained from the HKMA at 55/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong (telephone 2878 1465), or from the HKMA's website at http://www.hkma.gov.hk.

Successful bidders of the reopened issue will be required to pay to the HKMA the respective bid price plus an amount equal to the interest accrued from the last coupon payment date to the allotment date of the reopened issue.

The tender results will be published on the HKMA's website, the Reuters screen (HKMAOOE), Bloomberg, the Telerate screen (9913), the Bridge News screen and the CCASS terminal for CCASS Broker/Custodian/Participants. CCASS Investor Participants may also enquire about the tender results through the CCASS Phone System. Applicants for non-competitive tender may enquire about the tender results through the Retail Exchange Fund Notes Distributors.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Jasmin Fung, Manager (Press), at 2878 8246 or
Kevin Ip, Manager (Press), at 2878 1687

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
30 December 2003

 

HONG KONG MONETARY AUTHORITY
EXCHANGE FUND NOTE PROGRAMME
TENDER INFORMATION

______________________________________________________

Tender information of the reopening of 5-Year Exchange Fund Notes :-
Issue Number           : 5703

Stock code             : 4093 (EFN 5.16 0703)

Tender Date            : Friday, 9 January 2004
and Time                 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Issue and Settlement   : Monday, 12 January 2004
Date

Amount on Offer        : HK$1,200 million
                         (up to HK$120 million for
                          non-competitive tender)

Maturity               : 38 months

Maturity Date          : 19 March 2007

Interest Rate          : 5.16% per annum payable
                         semi-annually in arrears

Commencement of        : 9:00 a.m., 30 December 2003
submission of non-
competitive tender bids
by retail investors

Deadline for           : 12:00 noon, 7 January 2004
submission of non-
competitive tender
by retail investors

Interest Payment Dates : 18 Mar 2004
                         20 Sep 2004
                         18 Mar 2005
                         19 Sep 2005
                         20 Mar 2006
                         18 Sep 2006
                         19 Mar 2007
Tender Amount          : Each tender must be for
                         an amount of HK$50,000 or
                         integral multiples thereof.
                         The accrued interest to be paid
                         by successful bidders on the
                         issue date (12 January 2004)
                         for the tender amount is
                         HK$819.95 per minimum 
                         denomination of HK$50,000.
                         (The accrued interest to be
                         paid for tender amount 
                         exceeding HK$50,000 may not
                         be exactly equal to the
                         figures calculated from the
                         accrued interest per minimum
                         denomination of HK$50,000,
                         due to rounding errors).
                         Members of the public who
                         wish to apply for the Notes
                         through non-competitive tender
                         may only do so through a
                         Recognized Dealer which has
                         also been appointed by the HKMA
                         as a Retail Exchange Fund Notes
                         Distributor.  Members of the
                         public who wish to apply for
                         the Notes through competitive
                         tender may approach Market
                         Makers or Recognised Dealers on
                         the published list, Hong Kong
                         Securities Clearing Company
                         Limited, or brokers who are
                         Exchange Participants of the
                         Stock Exchange of Hong Kong

Other details          : Please see Information
                         Memorandum published or
                         approach Market Makers,
                         Recognised Dealers (including
                         Retail Exchange Fund Notes
                         Distributors), Hong Kong
                         Securities Clearing Company
                         Limited, or brokers who are
                         Exchange Participants of the
                         Stock Exchange of Hong Kong

Expected commencement  : The tender amount is fully
date of dealing on       fungible with the existing
the Stock Exchange       EFN 5703 listed on the Stock
of Hong Kong             Exchange of Hong Kong

Price/Yield Conversion Table of EFN 5703 at tender for reference* only :
Yield-to-Maturity    Price     Yield-to-Maturity  Price

	1.16         112.48          2.16         109.22
	1.21         112.32          2.21         109.06
	1.26         112.15          2.26         108.90
	1.31         111.98          2.31         108.74
	1.36         111.82          2.36         108.58
	1.41         111.65          2.41         108.42
	1.46         111.49          2.46         108.27
	1.51         111.32          2.51         108.11
	1.56         111.16          2.56         107.95
	1.61         111.00          2.61         107.79
	1.66         110.83          2.66         107.64
	1.71         110.67          2.71         107.48
	1.76         110.51          2.76         107.32
	1.81         110.35          2.81         107.17
	1.86         110.18          2.86         107.01
	1.91         110.02          2.91         106.86
	1.96         109.86          2.96         106.70
	2.01         109.70          3.01         106.55
	2.06         109.54          3.06         106.39
	2.11         109.38          3.11         106.24
	2.16         109.22          3.16         106.09

*Disclaimer

  The information provided here is for reference only.
  Although extreme care has been taken to ensure that
  the information provided is accurate and up-to-date,
  the HKMA does not warrant that all, or any part of,
  the information provided is accurate in all
  respects.  You are encouraged to conduct your own
  enquiries to verify any particular piece of
  information provided on it.  The HKMA shall not be
  liable for any loss or damage suffered as a result
  of any use or reliance on any of the information
  provided here.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority
30 December 2003
Last revision date: 1 August 2011
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