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NHB Tax Free Bonds Tranche II Offer - Mar 2014 (Apply)

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As we are closing-in for fiscal end, tax-free bonds issue is gearing up for last-mile run. We have another sudden announcement of tax-free bonds. Details of the same are as under:

National Housing Bank (NHB) is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Reserve Bank of India and is engaged in financing activities for housing finance sector. NHB is now coming out with its tax-free bonds Tranche II for a base size of Rs. 250 crore with a residual shelf limit of Rs. 1000 crore. These funds will be used as long term resources for its financial market activities. The issue opens for subscription on 07.03.14 and will close on or before 18.03.14. It is offering bonds of Rs. 5000 each in the form of Secured Redeemable Non-Convertible debentures having benefit under Section 10(15)(iv)(h) OF THE INCOME TAX ACT, 1961. Minimum application is to be made for 1 bond and in multiple thereof, thereafter. These bonds are available in demat as well as in physical mode, however, the trading will take place only in demat mode. Coupon rates for categories I, II and III (Non-Retail) is 8.25% for 10 yrs, 8.68% for 15 yrs and 8.65% for 20 yrs, and for category IV (Retail investors) it is 8.50% for 10 yrs, 8.93% for 15 yrs and 8.90% for 20 yrs.

The issue is lead managed by Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd., Axis Capital Ltd and RR Investors Capital Services Pvt. Ltd. Karvy Computershare Pvt. Ltd. is the registrar to the offer and IL&FS Trust Co. Ltd. is the bond trustee. These instruments are rates as 'CARE AAA' by CARE, 'CRISIL/AAA Stable' by CRISIL and 'ICRA/AAA (Stable)' by ICRA indicating highest degree of safety regarding timely servicing of financial obligations and carry lowest credit risk. Post allotment it will be listed on NSE.

Conclusion / Investment Strategy

Apply Aggressively

Reviewer recommends Subscribing to the issue.

Review By Dilip Davda on December 11, 2019

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(SEBI registered Research Analyst-Mumbai).

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