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ePrime supports BOCHK’s “sustainable and smart living” themed green bond issuance

2 July 2021

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited successfully issued “sustainable and smart living” themed green bonds through ePrime and other Hong Kong’s local financial infrastructures on 2 July 2021. The total issue size of the two-year green bonds is RMB 1.5 billion and the issue rating is expected to be Aa3 by Moody’s.
 
This bond issuance received overwhelming market response with total subscription reached RMB 6.8 billion, representing 4.5 times of the issue size. The coupon rate is 2.8%, which is the lowest rate ever achieved of the same tenor by a Chinese issuer in the offshore RMB green bonds market. This offering attracted active participation from investors across Asia, Europe and North America. Investor types include banks, fund managers, SSAs and private banks etc, among which 17% are SSAs. In addition, it also attracted active participation from investors with ESG mandates. BOCHK actively supports the development of Hong Kong bond market by issuing the bonds through Hong Kong’s local financial infrastructures. The book-building of the bonds adopted ePrime. It will be settled through the Central Moneymarkets Unit (CMU) and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
 
BCCL ePrime system is an electronic bond issuance system launched in October 2020, established and operated by CFETS to offer a one-stop solution for issuing, primary book building, pricing and allocation for offshore securities including US dollar-denominated bonds, Renminbi bonds, Hong Kong dollar bonds and other currencies. As of today, ePrime has successfully supported various issuances and onboarded 24 offshore underwriters.
 
Please contact us at eprime@chinabondconnect.com / (852) 2327 0398 for enquiries.