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| 09 February, 2017

Tunisia starts marketing seven-year euro benchmark bond

A man walks towards the Central Bank in Tunis December 27, 2013.

A man walks towards the Central Bank in Tunis December 27, 2013.

REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
By Robert Hogg

Feb 9 (IFR) - The Central Bank of Tunisia, acting on behalf of the Republic of Tunisia, is marketing a seven-year euro benchmark bond at 5.75% area, according to a lead.

Books are open for indications of interest, with the Reg S senior unsecured deal expected as tomorrow's business.

Natixis is acting as global co-ordinator, and is joined as bookrunners by Commerzbank and JP Morgan.

Expected ratings are Ba3 by Moody's and B+ by Fitch.

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(Reporting by Robert Hogg; editing by Sudip Roy) ((Robert.Hogg@thomsonreuters.com; +44 207 542 9077;))