Press Release: LGFA launches fixed rate bond offer and cancels 13 March 2019 tender

LGFA launches fixed rate bond offer and cancels 13 March 2019 tender          


New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency Limited (LGFA) announced today 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.

The Coupon/Interest Rate will be set by the Issuer, taking into account the Issuance Yield, on the Rate Set Date (12 March 2019).  The Issuer expects the Coupon/Interest Rate to be 2.25% per annum.  The Issuance Yield will be the sum of the Margin and the Base Rate on the Rate Set Date.  The Margin will be set following a bookbuild on 12 March 2019.  The Coupon/Interest Rate, Issuance Yield, Margin and Issue/Settlement Price will be announced by LGFA via NZX shortly thereafter.  

The indicative Margin range for the Bonds is 0.33% to 0.37% per annum.

The offer will close on 12 March 2019 following the bookbuild, with the Bonds expected to be issued on 15 March 2019.

LGFA does not intend to offer any additional tranches of the Bonds until its July 2019 tender, currently scheduled for the week commencing 15 July 2019.

The Bonds are expected to be quoted on the NZX Debt Market.

Full details of the Bond offer are contained in the Series Notice attached here.  The offer will be made as an offer of debt securities of the same class as existing quoted debt securities pursuant to the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013.  The notice required by the Financial Markets Conduct Regulations 2014 has been provided to NZX.

There is no public pool for the Bonds, which will be reserved for the Joint Lead Managers, institutional investors and other primary market participants invited to participate in the bookbuild.

LGFA has canceled the proposed tender that was scheduled to occur on 13 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