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Press Release

March 28, 2016

Ministry of Finance

Issuance of the 10-year, 20-year, 30-year and 40-year Bonds (FY2016)

Issuance and reopening schedule of the 10-year, 20-year, 30-year and 40-year Bonds will be as follows: 


1) 10-year Bonds (4 issues in FY2016, except in the event of rapid market movements)(*)

 * It will be issued as a new issue in case the gap between the market interest rate on the auction day and the coupon rate of the issue with the same maturity is more than 0.30%.

 <In case of 4 issues in FY2016>

  • March, April and May 2016 issues will be the issue No. 342. (Maturity: March 20, 2026)
  • June, July and August 2016 issues will be the issue No. 343. (Maturity: June 20, 2026)
  • September, October and November 2016 issues will be the issue No. 344. (Maturity: September 20, 2026)
  • December 2016, January and February 2017 issues will be the issue No. 345. (Maturity: December 20, 2026)
    (March 2017 issue will be the issue No.346, which will be reopened by some issues in FY2017.)

 

2) 20-year Bonds (4 issues in FY2016) 

  • March, April and May 2016 issues will be the issue No. 156. (Maturity: March 20, 2036)
  • June, July and August 2016 issues will be the issue No. 157. (Maturity: June 20, 2036)
  • September, October and November 2016 issues will be the issue No. 158. (Maturity: September 20, 2036)
  • December 2016, January and February 2017 issues will be the issue No. 159. (Maturity: December 20, 2036)
    (March 2017 issue will be the issue No.160, which will be reopened by some issues in FY2017.)

 

3) 30-year Bonds (4 issues in FY2016)

  • March, April and May 2016 issues will be the issue No. 50. (Maturity: March 20, 2046)
  • June, July and August 2016 issues will be the issue No. 51. (Maturity: June 20, 2046)
  • September, October and November 2016 issues will be the issue No. 52. (Maturity: September 20, 2046)
  • December 2016, January and February 2017 issues will be the issue No. 53. (Maturity: December 20, 2046)
    (March 2017 issue will be the issue No.54, which will be reopened by some issues in FY2017.)

 

4) 40-year Bonds (1 issue in FY2016)

  • May, July, September, November 2016, January and March 2017 issues will be the issue No. 9. (Maturity : March 20, 2056)
  • Auction method is Dutch-style-yield-competitive auction (0.5 bp bidding scale).

 

(Note) The plan could be changed owing to market conditions and others.