Source - GNW

Íslandsbanki and Landsbankinn have entered into a market making agreement on covered bonds issued by Íslandsbanki on Nasdaq Iceland.

The purpose of the agreement is to promote trading with the bonds covered by the agreement in order to increase their liquidity and encourage transparent price formation.

Landsbankinn will submit bids and asks for the bonds every day. In the case of benchmark series, if the outstanding nominal value is less than ISK 10 billion, the total amount shall be ISK 60 million. If the series is more than ISK 10 billion, the total amount shall be ISK 80 million. For other series the minimum amount shall be ISK 20 million. The bond series ISLA CB 19, ISLA CB 23, ISLA CBI 22 and ISLA CBI 26 are benchmark series.

The maximum bid-ask spread depends on the number of years to maturity at any given time, cf. table below. 

Years to maturityMaximum spread
0 - 6 months No maximum
6 months - 2 years 0.20%
2 - 4 years 0.30%
4 -6 years 0.35%
6 - 9 years 0.60%
9 -12 years 0.70%
12 - 18 years 1.00%
18 years or more 1.15%

The maximum amount of total trades which Landsbankinn is obliged to make in bond series under this agreement each day and during the time of validity of the agreement is ISK 500 million at nominal value in total in all bond series.

Íslandsbanki will grant Landsbankinn access to securities loans. The maximum loan to Landsbankinn in each series of covered bonds shall be ISK 320 million at nominal value for benchmark series and ISK 80 million at nominal value for other series.

For further information:

  • Investor Relations - Tinna Molphy, and tel: +354 440 3187.
  • Public Relations - Edda Hermannsdóttir, and tel +354 440 4005.

This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions on behalf of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Islandsbanki hf. via Globenewswire