The National Government has obtained the SEC’s authorization to improve the access conditions to Argentine bonds by U.S. investors, after completing the pertinent information procedures. The SEC is the public entity that regulates the securities market of the United States. This authorization allows Argentina to expand the universe of U.S. investors beyond the qualified institutional investors. The registration before the SEC provides a quality seal of the information standards stipulated by Argentina for its investors at a global level.
Offers begin today, March 13, 2017, and end on April 11, 2017, 5 PM, New York time, with an extension option. In that case, the new deadlines for offers will be duly informed.
Eligible bonds to be replaced are the Global 6.250% maturing in 2019; 6.875% maturing in 2021; 7.500% maturing in 2026; 7.625% maturing in 2046; 6.625% maturing in 2028; 7.125% maturing in 2036; 5.625% maturing in 2022; and 6.875% maturing in 2027.