Corporate NewsCBK accepts Kes 81.9 Billion from Bonds sale, 147.6% oversubscription

The Central Bank of Kenya headquarters in Nairobi. CBK has held its benchmark lending rate steady at 9.0 per cent.

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) accepted bids worth Kes 81.94 Billion from the 18-year old April 2021 Infrastructure Bonds sale out of Kes 60 Billion that was on offer.

At the auction dated 7th April 2021, the CBK received bids worth Kes 88.6 Billion, an oversubscription rate of 147.63%.

Competitive bids amounted to Kes 75 Billion while Kes 6.9 Billion comprised Non-competitive bids that were accepted.

CBK’S Offer to Investors

The coupon rate for this infrastructure bond is 12.667%.

The CBK will rediscount the Bond as a last resort at 3% above the prevailing market yield or coupon rate, whichever is higher, upon written confirmation from the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).

Proceeds from this Treasury Bond will fund infrastructure projects listed in the 2020/21 budget.

The Bond qualifies for Commercial Banks and Non-Bank Financial Institutions’ statutory liquidity ratio requirements as stipulated in the Banking Act CAP 488 of Kenya’s Laws.

The BondBond may be re-opened at a future date with secondary trading in multiples of Kes 50,000 to commence on Tuesday, 13th April 2021.

According to the redemption structure, 1st April 2030 is when 50% of the unencumbered outstanding principal amount will be paid, while 21st March 2039 is when the 100% Final redemption of all outstanding amounts will be done.

Read also; CBK Extends Loan Term Repayment by 3 Months

Jackson Okoth of the Kenyanwallstreet contributed to the writing of this post

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