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Prospectus: Twenty-Year Government of Mauritius Bonds

Pursuant to the issuance plan dated 09 December 2016 and, in accordance with section 5 of the Public Debt Management Act 2008 and section 57 of the Bank of Mauritius Act 2004, the Bank of Mauritius is pleased to announce the auction of Twenty-Year Government of Mauritius Bonds maturing on 17 March 2037 through an auction to be held on Wednesday 15 March 2017, for a nominal amount of Rs1,900  million for settlement on Friday 17 March 2017.


2. The Bank will receive bids from Primary Dealers for this auction on the same day, i.e. on Wednesday 15 March 2017 on a yield basis quoted to two decimal places, in multiples of Rs100,000. Primary Dealers may submit, bids for the above-mentioned Bonds, up to a maximum of five bids, one for each bid yield, which, however, should not exceed the tender amount in the aggregate.


3. Primary Dealers may submit bids through the Reuters Dealing System before 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday 15 March 2017. Bids received after the prescribed time and date will not be considered.


4. The results of the auction will be announced on the same day and successful tenderers will be required to collect their letter of acceptance from the Bank and effect payment of the cost price of the Bonds through the Mauritius Automated Clearing and Settlement System (MACSS) at latest by 11.00 a.m. on Friday 17 March 2017. Payment of maturity proceeds and interests accruing on the Bonds by the Bank will also be made through the MACSS.


5. The Bonds will be issued dated 17 March 2017 and will mature and be redeemed at par by the Bank of Mauritius on 17 March 2037. The Bank may, at its discretion, allow the Bonds to be redeemed or converted into other instruments at market rates prior to maturity.


6. The coupon rate for this auction will be set equal to or higher than the lowest accepted yield of the auction to be held on Wednesday 17 March 2017. Bidders whose accepted bids carry yields lower than the coupon rate will be required to pay a premium (over and above the face or nominal value). Successful bidders will in any case receive the yield that they specified in their bids. 


7. Interest on these Bonds will be paid half-yearly on 17 September and 17 March by the Bank during the currency of the Bonds to the bank account of the registered bondholder(s) or any other person authorised by the bondholder(s). Interest will accrue on the Bonds as from 17 March 2017 on the nominal amount allotted and will cease on the date of their maturity.


8. The Bonds will be issued in Book-Entry form and records will be kept at the Bank of Mauritius. The Bonds may be freely traded and are transferable from one investor to another in multiples of Rs100,000.-


9. The Bank of Mauritius reserves the right to accept or reject any bid either in full or in part, without assigning any reason in respect thereof.





08 March 2017