London Stock Exchange welcomes H.E. Mr. Archer Mangueira to celebrate Angola's sovereign bond

This morning London Stock Exchange welcomed the launch of Angola’s $3 billion Eurobond, the country’s biggest international bond and the first international issuance since 2015. The dual-tranche listing raised $1.75billion in ten-year notes at a yield of 8.25 percent, and $1.25 billion in 30-year notes at a yield of 9.375 percent. The bond was oversubscribed by close of business on Wednesday, 2 May. Angola’s sovereign bond will help develop the yield curve for Angolan sovereign issuances and raise the country’s international profile.

Nikhil Rathi, CEO, London Stock Exchange Plc, welcomed His Excellency Archer Mangueira, Minister of Finance of Angola; Harriett Baldwin MP, UK Minister for Africa, and The Rt Hon Baroness Northover, UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Angola, to open London’s trading today and celebrate Angola’s successful Eurobond launch.

Nikhil Rathi, CEO, London Stock Exchange Plc:
“We congratulate Angola on the issuance of its biggest sovereign Eurobond and first international listing since 2015. As a global capital market, London Stock Exchange is committed to supporting Angola’s economic development and growth programme. The success of the issuance reinforces the exceptional investor interest in building exposure to the country’s dynamic economy.”

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• There are 108 African companies listed or trading on London Stock Exchange – more than on any other international stock exchange
• These companies have a total market capitalization of over $200 billion, and in the last 10 years have raised more than $16 billion on our markets
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• In April 2018, ELITE, London Stock Exchange Group’s business support and capital raising programme, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nairobi Securities Exchange and FSD Africa to explore the launch of ELITE in Kenya, with support from DFID
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