April 9, 2019 / 9:20 PM / 13 days ago

Argentina sells $1.575 bln worth of Treasury notes -econ ministry

BUENOS AIRES, April 9 (Reuters) - Argentina issued two series of treasury notes denominated in U.S. dollars and Argentine pesos on Tuesday for an equivalent of about $1.575 billion, the economy ministry said in a statement.

The issuance included $700 million in so-called “Letes” notes due in 217 days, at a nominal annual interest rate of 4.5 percent. It also included $875 million worth of peso-denominated “Lecap” paper due in 110 days at 55.0 percent.

- Exchange rate: 1 dollar = 43.41 pesos <ARS = RASL>

Reporting by Walter Bianchi and Jorge Iorio; writing by Hugh Bronstein; Editing by Sandra Maler

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