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Prospectus: Re-Opening of 2.55% Three-Year Government of Mauritius Treasury Notes

26 July 2017

On 25 July 2017, the Bank of Mauritius issued 2.55% Benchmark Three-Year Government of Mauritius Treasury Notes, maturing on 25 July 2020 for a nominal amount of Rs1,800  million  through an auction held on 20 July 2017.

2. Pursuant to the issuance plan dated 13 July 2017 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 is pleased to announce the re-opening of the 2.55% Benchmark Three-Year Government of Mauritius Treasury Notes maturing on 25 July 2020 through an auction to be held on Wednesday 02 August 2017, for a nominal amount of   Rs1,600 million for settlement on Friday 04 August 2017.

3. The Bank will receive bids from Primary Dealers for this auction on the same day, i.e. Wednesday  02 August  2017, on a yield basis quoted to two decimal places, in multiples of Rs100,000. Primary Dealers may submit, for their own account up to a maximum of five bids, one for each bid yield, which, however, should not exceed the tender amount in the aggregate.

4. Primary Dealers may submit their bids before 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday 02 August 2017. Bids received after the prescribed time and date will not be considered.

5. The results of the auction will be announced on the same day and successful bidders will be required to effect payment of the cost price of the Treasury Notes through the Mauritius Automated Clearing and Settlement System (MACSS) at latest by   11.00 a.m. on Friday 04 August 2017. Payment of maturity proceeds and interests accruing on the Treasury Notes by the Bank will also be made through the MACSS.

6. The Treasury Notes will be issued dated 04 August 2017 and will mature and be redeemed at par by the Bank of Mauritius on 25 July 2020. The Bank may, at its discretion, allow the Treasury Notes to be redeemed or converted into other instruments at market rates prior to maturity.

7. Interest on these Treasury Notes will be paid half-yearly on 25 January and 25 July by the Bank during the currency of the Treasury Notes to the bank account of the registered holder(s). Interest will accrue on the Treasury Notes as from 25 July 2017 on the nominal amount allotted and will cease on the date of their maturity.

8. The cost price for the Treasury Notes allotted will include interest from 25 July 2017 to 03 August 2017.

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

10. 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.