The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announces that the tender of Exchange Fund Notes with a maturity of 36 months through the reopening of existing 5-year Exchange Fund Notes (issue no. 5812) will be held on Friday, 16 December 2005 for settlement on Monday, 19 December 2005.
An additional amount of HK$1,200 million of the outstanding 5-year Notes (issue no. 5812) will be on offer. The Notes will mature on 19 December 2008 and carry interest at the rate of 3.34% per annum payable semi-annually in arrears. The Notes closed at 97.61 with an annualized yield of 4.23% on 6 December 2005.
Members of the public who wish to tender for the Notes may do so through any of the Market Makers or Recognised Dealers on the published list, which can 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. They may also submit their tender applications through brokers who are Exchange Participants of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong via Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited (HKSCC) or, for those who hold Investor Accounts at HKSCC, directly through HKSCC. HKSCC will collect tender applications from its participants and submit them to the HKMA for processing. Each tender must be for an amount of HK$50,000 or integral multiples thereof.
The tender results will be published on the HKMA's website, the Reuters screen (HKMAOOE), Bloomberg, the Telerate screen (9913) and CCASS terminal for CCASS Broker/Custodian/Participants. CCASS Investor Participants can also enquire about the tender results through the CCASS Phone System.
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
7 December 2005
HONG KONG MONETARY AUTHORITY
EXCHANGE FUND NOTE PROGRAMME
Tender information of the reopening of 5-Year Exchange Fund Notes :-
Issue Number : 5812 Stock code : 4118 (EFN 3.34 0812) Tender Date : Friday, 16 December 2005 and Time 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Issue and Settlement : Monday, 19 December 2005 Date for tender amount Amount on Offer : HK$1,200 million (solely for competitive tender) Maturity : 36 months Maturity Date : 19 December 2008 Interest Rate : 3.34% per annum payable semi-annually in arrears Interest Payment Dates : 19 Jun 2006 19 Dec 2006 19 Jun 2007 19 Dec 2007 19 Jun 2008 19 Dec 2008 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 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, 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 5812 listed on the Stock of Hong Kong Exchange of Hong Kong Hong Kong Monetary Authority 7 December 2005 Price/Yield Table of the reopening of EFN at tender for reference* only :- Yield-to-Maturity Price Yield-to-Maturity Price 3.23 100.39 4.23 97.64 3.28 100.25 4.28 97.50 3.33 100.11 4.33 97.37 3.38 99.97 4.38 97.23 3.43 99.83 4.43 97.10 3.48 99.69 4.48 96.97 3.53 99.55 4.53 96.83 3.58 99.41 4.58 96.70 3.63 99.27 4.63 96.57 3.68 99.14 4.68 96.43 3.73 99.00 4.73 96.30 3.78 98.86 4.78 96.17 3.83 98.72 4.83 96.04 3.88 98.59 4.88 95.91 3.93 98.45 4.93 95.78 3.98 98.31 4.98 95.64 4.03 98.18 5.03 95.51 4.08 98.04 5.08 95.38 4.13 97.91 5.13 95.25 4.18 97.77 5.18 95.12 4.23 97.64 5.23 94.99 * 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 7 December 2005