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TABLE-Slovaks sell 300.6 mln euro worth of 2016 bonds

Mon, 19th Mar 2012 10:39

BRATISLAVA, March 19 - Slovakia sold 300.6 million euros

worth of four-ye
ar, 3.5 percent state bonds in an

auction on Monday, the finance ministry's Debt and Liquidity

Management Agency (ARDAL) said.

The bonds mature on Feb. 24, 2016. The bid/cover ratio was

1.783 in the eleventh tranche of the paper, compared with 1.17

in a previous sale in October.

ARDAL had expected to sell 100 million euros worth of the

paper in Monday's auction, the euro zone country's first bond

sale since March 10 election, where leftist Smer party won an

outright majority and will form a cabinet on its own.


AUCTION DATE 19/03/12 31/10/11

AVG. ACCEPTED YIELD (pct) 2.8465 3.3106

HIGHEST ACCEPTED YIELD (pct) 2.8986 3.4208

LOWEST ACCEPTED YIELD (pct) 2.7899 3.1821

TAIL (max yield minus avg. yield) 0.0521 0.1102


TOTAL BIDS (mln euro) 536.100 35.0

ALLOTED (mln euro) 300.600 30.0

BID/COVER 1.783 1.17


Settlement date: March 21, 2012

(Reporting by Martin Santa)


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