To meet its capital expenditure requirements, NTPC Ltd., invited bids for its series 63 of Taxable Secured Non Convertible Debentures today on Electronic Bidding Platform of Bombay Stock Exchange. Bid book was closed in 15 minutes flat with Issue oversubscribed by 3 times. Bids amounting to Rs. 1495 crore were received from 15 participants against issue size of Rs. 500 crore with green shoe option having bullet maturity of 10 years.
A coupon of 7.47% p.a. was achieved which was inside of Corporate 10-year “AAA” yield curve by 11 bps and an amount of Rs. 670 crore was allocated to successful bidder. NTPC is rated “AAA” by CRISIL and ICRA and the bond issue was also rated “AAA”.”