The Commercial Bank of Ceylon’s Rs. 5 billion debenture issue will open on Thursday December 1, offering investors an opportunity to profit from the growth of the bank.
The bank has announced plans to raise Rs 5. billion via 50 million Basel III-compliant debentures with an option to increase it by a another Rs. 5 billion in the event of an oversubscription, to further strengthen its Tier II capital base, raise funds for the expansion of its lending portfolio, and bridge maturity mismatches in the assets and liabilities portfolio of the bank, it said in a media release.
The Basel III-compliant, Tier 2, Listed, Rated, Unsecured, Subordinated Redeemable Debentures with a Non-viability Conversion at the value of Rs.100 each will be offered in three tenures – Type A with a five-year tenure, Type B with a seven-year tenure, and Type C with a 10-year tenure, the bank said.
The five-year debentures will carry a fixed interest rate of 28.00% p.a. (AER 29.96%) payable semi-annually, while the seven and 10-year debentures will offer a fixed interest rate of 27.00% p.a. (AER 28.82%) and 22.00% p.a. (AER23.21%) respectively, also payable semi-annually.
While the minimum subscription per application for an individual qualified investor is set at Rs. 5 million, the minimum subscription per application for other qualified investors will be Rs. 10,000 or 100 debentures.