Sri Lanka’s Bank of Ceylon to sell up to US$500mn in bonds

Standing left to right – Mr. Dinesh Jebamani (Chief Manager Liability Product Management and New Age Media – Seylan Bank), Mr.Sudesh Peiris (Senior Manager – Digital Banking Channels – Seylan Bank), Ms. S.Senevirathne (Representative of the Revenue Department – Western Province), Mr. Tilan Wijeyesekera (Deputy General Manager – Retail Banking – Seylan Bank) and Mr. Malik Wickremanayaka (Deputy General Manager – Operations – Seylan Bank)

Mar 28, 2013 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s state-run Bank of Ceylon would sell plans to sell between 300 to 500 million US dollars of bonds in the international market, a media report said. Bloomberg newswires said UBS has been hired to manage the sale.

Fitch Rating has given a BB- expected rating to the securities which will have a tenor of five years.

Last year the Bank of Ceylon raised 500 million US dollars from international markets.

State-run National Savings Bank is also expected to go the international markets this year.