Airport bond goes off at 5.52 percent

Fri, 23 May 2014

By Pattrick Smellie May. 23 (BusinessDesk) -  Auckland International Airport is paying a 5.52 percent coupon on a NZ$150 million seven year bond issue taken up entirely by its lead managers and institutional investors. The interest "reflects a margin of 0.9 percent per annum over the seven year swap rate," said the airport's chief financial officer, Simon Robertson, in a statement. To be issued on May 28 and maturing in 2021, the bonds carry an A-minus long-term credit rating from Standard & Poor’s. There was no public pool for the...

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