BANK OF GHANA
NOTICE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
NOTICE NO. BG/ TD/ 2016/ ...
PROSPECTUS FOR THE ISSUE OF GHC500 MILLION
GOVERNMENT OF GHANA 3-YEAR FIXED RATE BOND
1. INVITATION OF BIDS
In accordance with the Issuance Calendar for Government of Ghana securities for January to June, 2016, Bank of Ghana invites bids for the issue of a 3-year fixed rate bond on behalf of the Government of Ghana through the Auction process .
The instrument will be Ghana cedi-denomination and will be issued at par. It shall bear a coupon rate equal to the highest competitive bid accepted at the auction for the security. The coupon rate so fixed shall carry throughout the term of the security.
Issuer: Government of Ghana
Purpose: To restructure GOG debt and for maturity settlement
Amount: GHC500 million
Issue Method: Through an auction to be held on 26th May, 2016
Price: The instrument shall be issued at par
Denomination: Each Bond shall have a face value of one Ghana cedi.
Minimum Bid: GHC 50,000 and multiples of GHC 1,000 thereafter.
Coupon: To be determined at the auction to be held on 26th May, 2016 as described under (1) above.
Interest Payment: Semi-annually from the Issue Date, in May and November. The amount of the interest paid on every coupon payment date shall be equal to the principal amount at the coupon rate for half-year.
Withholding Tax: All payments in respect of the Bonds by or on behalf of the issuer shall be subject to withholding or deduction for, or an account on Taxes, save that, in relation to non-resident Bondholders, the Issuer agrees to pay such additional amounts as may be necessary in order that the net amounts received by such non-resident Bondholders after the withholding or deductions shall equal the respective amounts which would have been receivable in respect of the Bonds in the absence of the withholding or deduction. For avoidance of doubt, this tax gross-up provision shall be for the benefit of non-resident Bondholders only.
Application Methods : Bids may be made on either a competitive or non-competitive basis through Primary Dealers only. Primary Dealers may also submit bids on their own behalf. Bids received will not be revocable.
Participation: The 3-year Fixed Rate Bond shall be available to both resident and non-resident investors.
Closing Date: Bids must be electronically delivered to the Central Securities Depository Auction Module not later than 1.30 p.m. on Thursday, 26th May, 2016.
Allocation of Bonds: The Bank of Ghana reserves the right to reject any or part of a competitive or non-competitive bid. Subject to this, competitive bids will be ranked in ascending order of the annual rate of interest bid. Securities will be sold to applicants whose competitive bids are at or below the highest rate at which the Bank of Ghana decides that any competitive bid would be accepted (the "uniform allocation rate"). Applicants whose competitive bids are accepted will purchase securities at par with the coupon fixed at the uniform allocation rate. Competitive bids which are accepted and which are made at rates below the uniform allocation rate will be satisfied in full. Non-competitive bids will be accepted at the uniform allocation rate.
Settlement: Settlement shall take place on 30th May, 2016
Registrar: The Register will be maintained on a book-entry system at the Central Securities Depository and therefore no certificates will be issued.
Listing of Bonds: The security shall be listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) for secondary market trading both at the floor of the Exchange and over the counter (OTC). Trading in the securities is subject to the listing rules of the GSE for Government Securities.
Redemption: The Bond shall be redeemed by the issuer on the maturity date, which shall be 27th May, 2019. Such redemption shall be at par.
CAROLINE OTOO (MRS)
May 20, 2016
Source: Bank of Ghana