LONDON, April 1 (IFR) - Ecuador has hired Citigroup and
Credit Suisse to arrange meetings with fixed-income investors in
the UK and the US beginning on April 4, according to three
The roadshow is officially not related to a new bond issue
and involves meetings with select accounts. However, the
sovereign signalled last year its intention to return to the
bond markets in 2014.
Any transaction would be the sovereign's first issue since
it defaulted on US$3.2bn of debt in December 2008.
The meetings will take place in London on April 4, New York
on April 7, Boston on April 8 and Los Angeles on April 9.
Ecuador is rated Caa1/B/B.
(Reporting by Sujata Rao, Joan Magee and Davide Scigliuzzo;
Editing by Sudip Roy)