NEW YORK, Sept 11 (IFR) - The Republic of El Salvador has raised US$800m through a new 12-year bond that was priced at par to yield of 6.375%, according to market sources.
The sovereign, rated Ba3/BB-/BB-, launched the transaction at the tight end of guidance of 6.375%-6.5% and tight to initial price thoughts of 6.75% area.
El Salvador will use proceeds to repay local LETES notes.
Citigroup and Deutsche Bank were the lead managers on the 144A/Reg S issue. (Reporting by Davide Scigliuzzo; Editing by Paul Kilby)