SOURCE: Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.

November 05, 2009 12:29 ET

AIB p.l.c. announces EUR 750m 5 year Senior Unsecured Unguaranteed Bond Issue

DUBLIN 4, UK--(Marketwire - November 5, 2009) -


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5h NOVEMBER 2009




AIB announces EUR 750m 5 year Senior Unsecured Unguaranteed Bond Issue

AIB today closed a EUR 750 million 5 year Senior Unsecured Unguaranteed Bond Issue. This is the first Senior Unsecured Bond Unguaranteed Bond Issue with a 5 year maturity from any Irish bank since the Government Guarantee was introduced in September 2008.

This follows our successful EUR 1.0 billion 3 year Senior Unsecured Unguaranteed Bond Issue completed in September 2009.

This 5 year deal was priced at a spread over mid-swaps of 285 basis points with in excess of 150 international investors reflecting a well diversified geographic profile and was oversubscribed by 1.8 times.

Colm Doherty, Managing Director of AIB Capital Markets, said:

"The positive reaction of the international markets by investing in longer term unsecured and unguaranteed bonds of AIB is a further indicator of the growing positive attitude of the international credit markets towards Irish banks.

It is a very positive indicator for future unguaranteed issuance from the Irish financial system."


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Contact Information

  • For further information please contact:

    Alan Kelly
    General Manager, Group Finance
    AIB Group
    Dublin 4
    Tel: +353-1-6412162

    Ronan Sheridan
    Group Press Officer
    AIB Group
    Dublin 4
    Tel: +353-1-6414651