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Tender for reopening of 5-year Exchange Fund Notes to be held on December 19

The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:

     The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announces that the tender of Exchange Fund Notes with a maturity of 36 months through the reopening of existing 5-year Exchange Fund Notes (issue no. 05Y1712) will be held on December 19 (Friday) for settlement on December 22 (Monday).

     An additional amount of HK$1,200 million of the outstanding 5-year Notes (issue no. 05Y1712) will be on offer, of which HK$5 million will be made available for offer to member of the public who wish to submit non-competitive tender bids through Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited (HKSCC). If the Notes reserved for non-competitive tender are under-subscribed, the non-subscribed amount will be added to the portion of notes for competitive tender (initially set at HK$1,195 million). The Notes will mature on December 18, 2017 and carry interest at the rate of 0.27% per annum payable semi-annually in arrears. The Notes Fixings on December 8, 2014 was 98.27 with an annualised yield of 0.85%.

     Members of the public who wish to submit non-competitive tender applications for Notes that are open to HKSCC may do so through Stock Exchange Participants/Brokers, or for those who hold investor Accounts of the Central Clearing and Settlement System (CCASS) at HKSCC, directly through HKSCC, for submission to the HKMA for processing. Competitive tender applications for the Notes must be submitted through any of the Eligible Market Makers on the current published list, which can be obtained from the HKMA at 55/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong (telephone 2878 1465), or from the HKMA's website at Each tender must be for an amount of HK$50,000 or integral multiples thereof for both competitive and non-competitive tender.

     The tender results will be published on the HKMA's website, the Reuters screen (HKMAOOE), and Bloomberg. Applicants who submit non-competitive tender bids through HKSCC may also obtain the tender results from Stock Exchange Participants/Brokers, or for applicants holding Investor Accounts at HKSCC's CCASS from the CCASS terminal for CCASS Broker/Custodian/Participants and CCASS Phone System.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Exchange Fund Note Programme tender information

Tender information of the reopening of 5-year Exchange Fund Notes:

Issue Number         : 05Y1712

Stock code           : 4034 (EFN 0.27 1712)

Tender Date          : December 19, 2014 (Friday)
and Time               9.30am to 10.30am

Issue and Settlement : December 22, 2014 (Monday)
Date for tender amount

Amount on Offer      : HK$1,200 million
                       (up to HK$5 million for
                       non-competitive tender)

Commencement of/     :  Please refer to
Deadline for submission requirements as set down
of non-competitive      by HKSCC
tender bids by retail
investor through HKSCC

Maturity             : 36 months

Maturity Date        : December 18, 2017

Interest Rate        : 0.27% per annum

Interest Payment Dates : June 17, 2015
                         December 17, 2015
                         June 17, 2016
                         December 19, 2016
                         June 19, 2017
                         December 18, 2017

Tender Amount        : Each tender must be for
                       an amount of HK$50,000 or
                       integral multiples thereof
                       for both competitive and
                       non-competitive tender.
                       Members of the public who
                       wish to apply for the  
                       Notes through non-
                       competitive tenders that
                       are open to HKSCC may do
                       so through Stock Exchange
                       Participants/Brokers, or
                       for those holding Investor
                       Accounts at HKSCC's CCASS,
                       directly through HKSCC.
                       Members of the public who
                       wish to apply for the Notes
                       through competitive tender
                       may do so through any of
                       the Eligible Market Makers
                       on the current published
                       The accrued interest to be
                       paid by successful bidders
                       on the issue date
                       (December 22, 2014) for
                       the tender amount is
                       HK$1.85 per minimum
                       denomination of HK$50,000.
                       (The accrued interest to be
                       paid for tender amount
                       exceeding HK$50,000 may not
                       be exactly equal to the
                       figures calculated from the
                       accrued interest per
                       minimum denomination of
                       HK$50,000, due to rounding

Other details        : Please see Information
                       Memorandum published or
                       approach eligible Market
                       Makers, HKSCC or brokers
                       who are Exchange
                       Participants of the Stock
                       Exchange of Hong Kong

Expected commencement  : The tender amount is
date of dealing on the   fully fungible with the
Stock Exchange of        existing 05Y1712 listed  
Hong Kong                on Stock Exchange of
                         Hong Kong
Price/Yield Table of the reopening of EFN at tender for reference* only:

Yield-to-      Price      Yield-to-     Price
Maturity                  Maturity
 -0.15        101.26        0.85        98.30
 -0.10        101.11        0.90        98.15
 -0.05        100.96        0.95        98.01
  0.00        100.81        1.00        97.86
  0.05        100.66        1.05        97.72
  0.10        100.51        1.10        97.58
  0.15        100.36        1.15        97.43
  0.20        100.21        1.20        97.29
  0.25        100.06        1.25        97.15
  0.30         99.91        1.30        97.00
  0.35         99.76        1.35        96.86
  0.40         99.62        1.40        96.72
  0.45         99.47        1.45        96.58
  0.50         99.32        1.50        96.44
  0.55         99.17        1.55        96.30
  0.60         99.03        1.60        96.15
  0.65         98.88        1.65        96.01
  0.70         98.73        1.70        95.87
  0.75         98.59        1.75        95.73
  0.80         98.44        1.80        95.59
  0.85         98.30        1.85        95.45

* Disclaimer

     The information provided here is for reference only. Although extreme care has been taken to ensure that the information provided is accurate and up-to-date, the HKMA does not warrant that all, or any part of, the information provided is accurate in all respects. You are encouraged to conduct your own enquiries to verify any particular piece of information provided on it. The HKMA shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered as a result of any use or reliance on any of the information provided here.

Ends/Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Issued at HKT 16:33


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