VPN launches multi-tranche Australian dollar benchmark deal

On 15 April, Victoria Power Networks (VPN) (A- by S&P) launched a new multi-tranche, Australian dollar denominated, benchmark transaction. Indicative price guidance for the five-year fixed- and floating-rate note tranches is 85 basis points area over swap benchmarks, while the seven-year tranche has a price guidance of 100 basis points area over semi-quarterly swap. Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac Institutional Bank are leading.