Argentina'sBanco Hipotecario SA onOct. 6 plans to place negotiable bonds worth up to $400 million through an internationalbook building process.
The bonds,known as Class XL bonds, will be issued on Oct. 12 for a period of 39 months. Theywill pay a variable interest rate to be determined by the bank with a minimum annualrate of 18%.
The bondsare part of the bank's global bond program worth $1 billion, or its equivalent inpesos.
BancoHipotecario and BACS Banco de Crédito y Securitización will act as the local co-placingagents, while BCP Securities LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Santander InvestmentSecurities Inc. will act as the international co-placing agents and joint book runners.
As of Oct. 4, US$1 was worth 15.18Argentine pesos.