NGX Lists Two Additional FGN Savings Bonds

August 18, 2021
FGN Savings Bonds

By Aduragbemi Omiyale

Two additional FGN savings bonds have been listed on the trading platform of the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited.

The new papers, issued to investors in August 2021, were admitted on the exchange on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, a notice from the NGX confirmed.

In a notification, the stock exchange disclosed that the amount issued under the 8.864 per cent FGNSB August 2023 was 204,965,000 at 204,965 units with a 2-year tenor and maturity date at August 11 2023.

Also, the amount issued under 9.864 per cent FGNSB August 2024 was 603,248,000 at 603,248 units with a 3-year tenure and maturity date at August 11 2024.

It was stated that the coupon payment for the issued FGN savings bond will be August 11, November 11, February 11 and May 11.

Recall that last Friday, Business Post reported that a total of 372 retail investors successfully purchased the FGN savings bonds for August 2021.

According to details of the exercise released by the Debt Management Office (DMO), 99 investors were allotted the 2-year debt instrument, while 228 investors bought the 3-year paper.

Results of the allotment indicated that a total of N205.0 million of the 2-year bond was sold during the exercise, while N683.3 million was allotted for the 3-year maturity, totalling N888.3 million.

The FGN savings bond is an investment instrument targeted at retail investors with a minimum subscription of N5,000. It encourages savings and allows investors to earn more income compared to traditional savings accounts, with interest paid every quarter and the principal paid at maturity.

The NGX remains a multi-asset securities exchange providing investors access to equities, diverse fixed income securities, Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), mutual and other investment funds.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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