Islandsbanki hf. : Covered bond tap issues
Íslandsbanki hf. has tapped into outstanding issues of covered bonds listed on Nasdaq Iceland. The non-indexed issue ISLA CB 15 was tapped for an amount of ISK 750,000,000 at a nominal yield of 5.75% and the CPI-linked issue ISLA CBI 24 was tapped for an amount of ISK 660,000,000 at a real yield of 3.50%. No bids were accepted for the CPI-linked issue ISLA CBI 20.
Following these latest issues, the total amount issued in ISLA CB 15 has reached ISK 4.67 bn and ISLA CBI 24 has reached ISK 9.40bn. In total, Íslandsbanki has now issued covered bonds amounting to ISK 32.09bn since its inaugural issue in December 2011.
Sold to a broad group of investors, total appetite for the tap issue amounted to ISK 2.69bn, of which 52% of the offers were accepted. Trading is expected to commence on 4 December 2014 on Nasdaq Iceland. Market making for all of Íslandsbanki's covered bond issues is in the hands of MP bank.
The bonds are issued under Act 11/2008 on Covered Bonds which obliges the issuer to fulfil strict requirements, whereby the underlying cover pool must withstand a weekly stress test with regards to interest rates and exchange rates. The issuances are regulated by the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority which additionally appoints an independent inspector to monitor the issuances. Special cover pool reports on the covered bond issuances are published quarterly and can be found on Íslandsbanki's web.