CBCS announces a new bond issue on behalf of the Government of the Country of Sint Maarten  

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WILLEMSTAD / PHILIPSBURG – On Friday, November 10, 2023, there will be a bond issue on behalf  of the country of Sint Maarten. The bond will have annual coupon as follows: NAf 60.854.000,– bond with duration of 20 years. Interest rate is based on the Dutch yield  curve as of November 2, 2023. The yield as of October 19 for a 20 year loan was 3.418%.  The bond will have annual redemption starting on December 10, 2023.  

On Thursday, November 2, 2023, the Dutch State Treasury Agency (DSTA) will be able to subscribe,  and after that up to Friday, November 3, 2023, 10:00A.M., the general public will be able to subscribe  to this bond issue at all commercial banks on Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Subscription will take place  according to the tender system in which parties indicate for which amount and price they wish to  participate in the loan, thereby revealing their desired yield. 

After the closing of the subscription, the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten will publish the  price of issue. Parties that have subscribed for a higher price than the price of issue will receive full  allocation. Parties that have subscribed at a price equal to the price of issue will receive the remaining  amount of the issue. 

The subscription forms can be downloaded from our website: https://www.centralbank.cw/functions/market-operations-payments/government-loans-sint maarten.