LONDON, April 29 (IFR) - Banco Santander has mandated banks
to lead manage its first Additional Tier 1 issue in US dollars,
a lead said.
The Spanish bank has mandated Credit Agricole, Deutsche
Bank, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and itself for the Reg S
perpetual non-call five-year bond, which will be launched
following a roadshow across Europe commencing on May 6.
The bonds will convert into equity if Santander's bank or
group Common Equity Tier 1 ratio falls below 5.125%. The notes
are expected to be rated Ba3 by Moody's.
(Reporting by Helene Durand; Editing by Sudip Roy)