Achmea Bank N.V. has successfully issued €500 million covered bonds under the €5 billion Conditional Pass-Through Covered Bond programme. This is the third issuance under this programme and raises the amount currently issued under this programme to €1.5 billion.
The transaction has been very well-received in the capital markets with broad interest among European institutional investors. Over 100 investors participated and the total volume was in excess of €2.8 billion.
Achmea Bank will use the proceeds to refinance parts of its existing Dutch mortgage portfolio.
The bonds have a duration of 5 years with 16 June 2025 as a maturity date. They were issued at 24 basis points over mid-swap, leading to a coupon of 0.01%.
The bond is rated ‘Aaa’ by Moody’s and ‘AAA’ by Fitch and will be listed on Euronext Amsterdam. The covered bond has been placed by a syndicate of banks consisting of ABN AMRO, DZ Bank, ING, Rabobank, Société Générale en UniCredit.