MuniFin opens funding year with successful NOK trades

Last week MuniFin issued a NOK 2.5 billion bond that quickly gathered strong interest among the Norwegian investor community. Thanks to the great feedback, MuniFin decided to increase the initial trade with two taps, bringing the total amount to NOK 5 billion. MuniFin also tapped a bond issued in 2021.

On Tuesday 4 January, MuniFin issued a NOK 2.5 billion bond maturing 11 January 2027. The transaction quickly gathered a vast number of investors. On Friday 7 January and Monday 10 January, respectively, MuniFin decided to issue a NOK 1 billion tap and a NOK 1.5 billion tap to the line, which brings the total amount to NOK 5 billion. Danske Bank acted as the dealer for the first transaction as well as the two taps to the line. On Friday 7 January, MuniFin was also active in the NOK market with a NOK 500 million tap of a line originally issued in January 2021 that matures in January 2026. The dealer on this tap was DNB Bank.

With the first trade on Tuesday 4 January, MuniFin was also the first SSA issuer in the NOK market this year.

– The Norwegian market has always played a significant role for us and will remain to do so. Last year a total of 5% of all long-term funding was issued in NOK, which made it the 5th largest currency, says Manager Miia Palviainen from MuniFin’s Funding and Sustainability team.

In 2022, MuniFin forecasts to issue EUR 9-10 billion of long-term funding.

– This was an excellent start for our funding year, says Palviainen.

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Miia Palviainen

Manager, Funding and Sustainability, MuniFin

+358 50 598 0829