MOSCOW Feb 5 Ukraine placed late on Monday
additional $1 billion to its dollar-denominated 10-year Eurobond
it had sold in November, a senior manager with Russia's VTB
The new tranche carried annualised yield of 7.625 percent,
below earlier expectations of 7.75 percent, Andrei Solovyev,
head of VTB's debt capital markets, said.
VTB Capital, along with JP Morgan were
the bookrunners of the deal.
Ukraine priced the first $1.25 billion tranche of the
Eurobond due November 2022 to a yield of 7.80
The former Soviet republic needs to repay about $9 billion
of foreign debt this year and is in talks with the International
Monetary Fund on a new $15 billion stand-by programme.
But with the potential IMF deal still months away, the Kiev
government had said it might seek to take advantage of high
global liquidity by tapping the Eurobond market again.