METRO Sells Bonds with Wells Fargo as Manager Today

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Release Date: April 9, 2014

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METRO Sells $130.6 Million of Bonds for Vehicle Purchases

METRO sold $130,605,000 of bonds today (April 9th) with Wells Fargo as the senior manager. All-in total interest cost was 2.89 percent. The proceeds from these bonds will be used to purchase additional diesel buses and light-rail vehicles.

The order period generated $1.05 billion in orders from more than 20 institutional investors. The buyers were mutual funds, trust accounts, insurance companies and privately managed funds.

This very high level of demand by investors reflects confidence in METRO's strong Aa2/AA+ credit rating resulting in a favorable borrowing cost when compared to other relevant issues in the market.