SBI issues Senior Unsecured Long Term Bond worth Rs 10,000 cr

The total number of bids received was 143 indicating wider participation with heterogeneity of bids.

SBI issues Senior Unsecured Long Term Bond worth Rs 10,000 cr

State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender, raised Rs. 10,000 crores at a coupon rate of 7.36% through its fifth infrastructure bond issuance. The issue attracted an overwhelming response from investors with bids over Rs. 19,884 crores and was oversubscribed by around 4 times against the base issue size of Rs. 5,000 crores.

The total number of bids received was 143 indicating wider participation with heterogeneity of bids. The investors were across provident funds, pension funds, insurance companies, mutual funds, corporates, etc. The proceeds of bonds will be utilized to enhance long-term resources for funding infrastructure and the affordable housing segment.

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Based on the response, the Bank has decided to accept Rs. 10,000 crores at a coupon rate of 7.36% payable annually. This represents a spread of 21 bps over the corresponding FBIL G-Sec par curve. The instrument is rated AAA with a stable outlook. With the current issuance, the total outstanding Long-Term Bonds issued by the Bank is at Rs. 49,718 crores.

This issuance is also very significant as the Bank has been successful in raising long duration bonds successively. SBI Chairman Shri Dinesh Khara said that this issuance will help in developing a long-term bond curve and encourage other banks to issue bonds of longer tenors, as per the press release.

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