Qatar National Bank to sell dual-tranche Bond

QNB will issue three-year floating rate notes with initial price thoughts at 140 basis points over the three-month LIBOR
Qatar National Bank to sell dual-tranche Bond
By Reuters
Wed 23 Oct 2013 01:30 PM

Qatar National Bank (QNB), the largest listed lender in the Gulf Arab region, plans to issue a benchmark-sized, dual-tranche bond denominated in U.S. dollars and has mandated five banks to arrange the sale, a document from lead arrangers showed.

QNB will issue three-year floating rate notes with initial price thoughts at 140 basis points over the three-month London Interbank Offer Rate (LIBOR), the document showed.

A five-year, fixed-rate tranche has initial pricing guidance of 155 bps over midswaps. Benchmark-sized offerings are typically at least $500 million in size.

The lender has mandated HSBC Holdings, Standard Chartered, J.P. Morgan Chase Inc, Royal Bank of Scotland and its own investment banking arm for the sale.

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