The Ministry of Economy and Finance announces the issuance of BTP Italia - indexed to Italian inflation (FOI index, ex-tobacco - Indice dei prezzi al consumo per le famiglie di operai e impiegati al netto dei tabacchi) with first accrual date March the 26th 2012 and maturity March the 26th 2016. The issuance will take place through the collection of purchase orders from investors on the MOT (the Borsa Italiana's screen-based market for securities and government bonds) through Banca IMI SpA and Unicredit Bank AG from 19 to 22 March 2012.
The guaranteed minimum coupon (real) rate is 2.25%. The definitive coupon annual (real) rate is set at the end of the collection of purchase orders and it cannot be below the guaranteed minimum coupon (real) rate.
The settlement date of all purchase orders is in one day and coincides with the first accrual date.
The index number of inflation calculated at the accrual date and settlement date of the bond is 104,32258.
The ISIN code of the bond is IT0004806888.
Please note that all the documents that illustrate the characteristics of the placement and distribution of the bond as well as the calculation method for the coupon and the capital revaluation can be found on the website of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
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