LONDON, April 8 (IFR) - The Islamic Republic of Pakistan has tightened yield guidance on its upcoming issue of a dual tranche US dollar-denominated bond offering, according to one of the lead managers.
The sovereign, rated Caa1/B- by Moody‘s/S&P, has set a final yield range of 7.25%-7.375% on the five-year tranche and of 8.25%-8.375% on the 10-year portion.
It opened books on the trade on Monday, setting initial price thoughts of 7.5% area and 8.5% area respectively.
Both notes will have benchmark size.
Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank are the lead managers on the 144A/Reg S issue, which is expected to launch and price later on Tuesday.
Reporting by Davide Scigliuzzo; Editing by Sudip Roy