The USD 3 bn issue with a settlement on June 26th 2008 matures on June 27th 2011. With a coupon of 3.75% and a reoffer price of 99.755% it yields 3.837% s.a.
This corresponds to a yield pick-up of 92.5 basis points over the current 2-year US Treasury maturing in May 2010. The bond will have an AAA/Aaa/AAA rating from Fitch Ratings, Moody's and Standard & Poor's. The transaction was lead managed by Credit Suisse, HSBC and RBC Capital Markets. Co-Lead Managers were Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, Citi, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Mitsubishi UFJ, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, and RBS.
"The very strong demand in this transaction underlines the very positive tone in the USD markets", stated Frank Czichowski, Treasurer of KfW, and added: "After announcing the transaction on Wednesday at 9:00 a. m. London Time tremendous interest was gathered and the orderbook built well in excess of USD 4 bn. Re-offered at Mid Swaps -28bps proved to be a historically tight level for KfW and underlined the strong investor interest in KfW securities."
The breakdown of the order book by sectors is as follows:
Breakdown by investor type:Central Banks: 66%
This press release is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration. KfW has registered the securities that are the subject of this press release for sale in the United States. The offering of the securities in the United States will be made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from KfW and will contain detailed information about KfW and its management, financial statements and information about the Federal Republic of Germany.Term Sheet KfW USD Vl/2008
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