Tuesday, march 26, 2019

Ministry of Finance begins meetings with investors in Asia and complements the 2019 Plan of Issuance

The Head of International Finance of the Ministry of Finance, Andrés Pérez will meet between March 26th and 28th institutional investors that manage assets valued for an amount exceeding USD 1.5 trillion, in Hong Kong and Taiwan. These meetings aim to strengthen the interest of foreign institutional investors in our economy, to improve the financing costs of Chile, and to broaden and diversify the investor base. The meetings point to capitalize the growing interest in our country by Asians investors, reflected by the first credit rating assessment by “Japan Credit Rating” (JCR), recently published.

In addition, and to complement the announced 2019 issuance plan for a total maximum amount of USD 8.7 billion, published on January 17th, the ministry of Finance reports that the USD 1.5 billion local currency bonds that are planned to be issued through book-building would include an additional liability management portion. The detail of these transactions would be appropriately announced before its implementation. 

Regarding the 2019 Plan of Issuance in foreign currency for a maximum of USD 1.5 billion (new money), it is informed that these transactions would include the issuance in USD and Euro, and the USD transaction would include an additional Liability Management portion.  The Government of Chile is also in the process of certification for obtaining a “green certification” for these bonds.

This schedule may change due to new market conditions and/or government’s financial needs. Any modification to this schedule will be publicly disclosed in time.


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