Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC Bank) has priced US$1 billion ($1.36 billion) of fixed rate subordinated notes under its US$30 billion Global Medium Term Note Programme.

The US$-denominated notes are priced at 100% and will carry a coupon of 1.832% per annum from the issue date to the call date on Sept 10, 2025.

If the notes are not redeemed, the interest rate from the call date to the maturity date on Sept 10, 2030, will be reset to a fixed rate per annum equal to the aggregate of the then-prevailing 5-year U.S. Treasury Rate and 1.58%.

The notes have been rated A2 by Moody’s Investors Service, BBB+ by Standard & Poors, and A by Fitch Ratings Ltd. They will be issued on Sept 10, 2020.

OCBC Bank says the net proceeds from the issue of the notes, which are expected to qualify as Tier 2 capital of the bank, will be used for the bank’s general corporate purposes.

OCBC Bank, Citigroup Global Markets Singapore, JP Morgan, and Merrill Lynch acted as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners.

Shares in OCBC closed flat at $8.68 on September 2.