Bank of America Announces Floating Rate Note Issuance Referencing BSBY


CHARLOTTE, North Carolina–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bank of America, NA today announced the issuance of a $1 billion six-month floating rate banknote referencing the one-month duration of the Bloomberg Short-Term Index Bank Yield IndexSM (BSBY) to several investors earlier this week. BSBY adheres to the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Financial Benchmark Principles and measures the average returns at which major global banks access wholesale unsecured US dollar funding. It is dynamic, credit sensitive and reflects the marginal funding cost at one day, one month, three months, six months and twelve months.

“We are pleased to be able to help lead the market’s transition away from LIBOR,” said Bank of America Treasurer Andrei Magasiner. “The development of a robust alternative term rate, such as BSBY, is an important development for traditional banking products and for our customers.

“We are constantly looking for ways to innovate and bring creative solutions to the market,” said Andrew Karp, Head of Quality Capital Markets. “We have seen US market participants’ interest in a credit-sensitive rate alongside SOFR in the transition to LIBOR. We believe BSBY is a viable alternative and expect to see more transactions referencing credit-sensitive rates in the future.

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