Sri Lanka Bank of Ceylon bond sale extended

General Manager - Port Investment Services at HIPG, Justin Zhang with Sri Lanka's Ambassador to China, Dr. Palitha Kohona in Beijing

June 15, 2010 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s state-run Bank of Ceylon said it was keeping a debenture issue open for more applications after applications topped an initial target of 3.0 billion rupees. A floating rate bond was priced 0.75 percent above the gross 6-month Treasury bill yield.

The bank said its listed 5-year debenture issue had attracted 122 applications valued at 3,085 million rupees.

The bank said it was keeping the issue open for another 2.0 billion rupees of applications or till June 18.

The Bank of Ceylon was offering a fixed rate bond with an 11.5 percent coupon and interest paid every six months.