BEIJING/SINGAPORE, Sept 16 (IFR) - Bank of Communications plans to issue Rmb40bn (US$5.65bn)perpetual bonds to replenish Additional Tier 1 capital, according to a public filing.
Bookbuilding starts on Wednesday and the settlement date is on September 20.
Guotai Junan Securities is the lead underwriter and lead bookrunner while BOC International, Citic Securities, ICBC, China Merchants Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, Haitong Securities and Postal Savings Bank of China are joint underwriters.
The bonds are callable after five years.
Golden Credit rates AAA both the issuer and the bonds.
Seven Chinese banks have issued a combined Rmb370bn of perpetual bonds this year.
(Reporting by Yanfei Wang and Daniel Stanton; Editing by Vincent Baby)
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