Industrial Bank of Korea in $700 Million Takedown

April 23, 2015

Cleary Gottlieb represented BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Mizuho Securities, as the joint bookrunners and lead managers and IBK Securities as co-manager in a Rule 144A/Reg S offering by Industrial Bank of Korea of $700 million of 2.000% senior notes due 2020 under its $8 billion Global Medium Term Note Programme. The deal closed on April 23, 2015.

Industrial Bank of Korea, established pursuant to the Industrial Bank of Korea Act, was incorporated in 1961 by the Korean government to provide development finance and related banking services to small- and medium-sized Korean enterprises. As a specialized bank that serves the government’s public policy objectives, Industrial Bank of Korea is treated as a special juridical entity and is not subject to certain laws regulating commercial banks.