Press Release: LGFA fixed rate bond offer: Bookbuild update 1

On 11 March 2019, New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Limited (LGFA) announced that it is offering NZ$500,000,000 unsecured, unsubordinated, fixed rate bonds with a maturity date of 15 April 2024 (Bonds) to institutional and New Zealand retail investors, with the ability to accept unlimited oversubscriptions at LGFA’s discretion.

Full details of the Bond offer are contained in the Series Notice which was attached to the launch announcement on 11 March 2019.

The bookbuild process is underway.  An update is set out below.

Bookbuild orders

As at 5pm NZT in excess of NZ$650,000,000 (including NZ$50,000,000 of Bonds reserved for subscription by LGFA and interest from the Joint Lead Managers)

Indicative Margin

The indicative Margin range has not changed from the Series Notice at 0.33 – 0.37 per cent per annum

Indicative Issuance Yield

Based on the indicative Margin, 2.31 - 2.35 per cent per annum

Closing Date

Bids due by 2pm NZT, 12 March 2019




Joint Lead Managers

Bank of New Zealand

Phone: 0800 284 017                                             

Westpac Banking Corporation

Phone: 0800 942 822



For all investor relations and media queries, please contact:

Mark Butcher, Chief Executive / 04 974 6744


11 Mar 2019