Introduction section BTP Futura: guaranteed minimum annual coupon rates of the fourth issuance
BTP Futura: guaranteed minimum annual coupon rates of the fourth issuance
The Republic of Italy announces that the series of guaranteed minimum annual coupon rates for the fourth issuance of the BTP Futura that will take place from Monday 8th until Friday 12th of November, unless early closing, is set to:
- 0,75% dal 1° al 4° anno;
- 1,25% dal 5° all’8° anno;
- 1,70% dal 9° al 12° anno;
The definitive annual coupon rates will be communicated at the closing of the placement period, and in any case they will not be lower than the guaranteed minimum annual coupon rates. Moreover, the coupon rate of the first period, from the 1st year to the 4th year, will remain unchanged while only the other coupon rates might be revised upwards based on market conditions.
The ISIN code of the bond for the placement period is IT0005466344.
The proceeds of the bond will be entirely aimed at financing the last measures adopted by the Government to support the economic growth of country.
The BTP Futura has semi-annual nominal coupons calculated on the basis of a preset coupon rates increasing over time (the so-called “step-up mechanism”). This time the bond has a maturity of 12 years and it grants a double bonus payment: in fact, at the end of the first eight years, investors who purchase the bond at issuance will receive an intermediate bonus payment equal to the 40% of the average annual variation of the Italian nominal GDP over the first eight years of the bond’s life, as recorded by ISTAT (the National Bureau of Statistics), for a minimum of 0.4% and a maximum of 1.2% of the invested capital. After the following four years, hence at the bond’s final maturity, investors who purchase the bond during the placement period and hold it until its final maturity seamlessly will receive a final bonus payment made of two components: the first one equal to the remaining 60% of the average annual variation of the Italian nominal GDP over the first eight years of the bond’s life, with a minimum of 0.6% and a maximum of 1.8% of the invested capital; the second one equal to the 100% of the average annual variation of the Italian nominal GDP as recorded by ISTAT from the ninth year until the twelfth year of the bond’s life, with a minimum of 1% and a maximum of 3% of the invested capital.
The bond will be placed at par (price equal to 100) through MOT, the retail Borsa Italiana’s screen-based market for securities and government bonds, through two dealers: Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. and Unicredit S.p.A. The placement does not entail any cap or allotment hence guaranteeing the entirely satisfaction of the demand, except for the faculty of the MEF to close the issuance earlier. In any case, the possible early closing will not take place before Wednesday 10th of November, thus guaranteeing to individual investors at least three full days of placement. In case of early closing at 5.30 p.m. of the third or fourth day of the placement, the definitive annual coupon rates will be set during the morning of the day after the closing of the placement. The settlement date of all executed purchase orders is in one day and coincides with the accrual date.
Moreover, there are no fees to be borne by investors at issuance, while the taxation treatment is equal to 12.5 % and the Inheritance Tax does not apply, as for all government securities.
It is possible to purchase the BTP Futura in banks or post offices, or directly on-line, through any home-banking system having an on-line trading feature, or through the new bond booking features offered by banks in order to cope with the potential containment measures adopted to cope with the pandemic.
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