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Ministry of Economy and FinanceThird Quarter 2019 Issuance Program

Press Release N° 126 of 06/24/2019

New bonds to be issued

The Ministry of Economy and Finance announces that during the third quarter of 2019 the following new securities will be issued:

BTP 3 years - maturity 01/15/2023 Minimum final outstanding: 9 billion Euros
BTP 10 years - maturity 04/01/2030 Minimum final outstanding: 12 billion Euros

The minimum final outstanding refers to the overall issuance of the bond and therefore it relates to the minimum amount the bond shall reach before being replaced by a new benchmark.
New bonds, in addition to the above mentioned ones, could be issued during the third quarter, according to market conditions.

Reopenings of outstanding bonds
Moreover, during the same quarter further tranches of the following on-the-run bonds will be issued too:
BTP 03/15/2019 – 07/15/2022 coupon 1.00%
BTP 04/01/2019 – 07/01/2024 coupon 1.75%
BTP 04/15/2019 – 07/15/2026 coupon 2.10%
BTP 02/01/2019 – 08/01/2029 coupon 3.00%
CCTeu 01/15/2019 – 01/15/2025
CTZ 04/29/2019 – 06/29/2021

In addition, according to market conditions, the Ministry of Economy and Finance reserves the right to offer further tranches of on-the-run nominal bonds with maturity above 10 years and inflation-linked bonds, also with the aim to tackle possible secondary market dislocations of these bonds.
Finally the Ministry of Economy and Finance could offer further tranches of off-the-run medium and long-term instruments, nominal – fixed rate and floating (CCTeu) – and inflation linked, in order to ensure secondary market efficiency.
The Treasury will place medium and long term securities, nominal – fixed rate and floating (CCTeu) – and inflation linked (BTP€i), through the usual uniform-price (marginal) auction mechanism and it will discretionally set the price and the issuance amount.

Rome 06/24/2019

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