The Export-Import Bank of Korea in Its First Mexican Peso-Denominated Notes Offering
October 11, 2007
Cleary Gottlieb represented The Export-Import Bank of Korea in its SEC-registered offering of MXN 1 billion 8.61% notes due 2017, which closed on October 11 and was a takedown from KEXIM’s shelf registration statement under Schedule B. Merrill Lynch was the sole bookrunner for the offering.
The notes were settled through Euroclear and Clearstream (including Indeval, the Mexican central clearing system) and listed on the International Quotation System (Sistema Internacional de Cotizaciones) of the Mexican Stock Exchange. These are the first peso-denominated notes issued by a Korean issuer.
KEXIM was established in 1976 as a special governmental financial institution pursuant to the Export-Import Bank of Korea Act to promote the sound development of the Korean economy and economic cooperation with foreign countries by extending the financial aid required for export and import transactions, overseas investment and the development of natural resources abroad.