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Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ --
China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE: CYD) ("China Yuchai" or the "Company") announced today that its key subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited ("GYMCL") has received approval from
China's National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors ("NAFMII") for the issuance of RMB-denominated, unsecured, short-term financing bonds ("Bonds") amounting to
RMB 1 billion. The Bonds will be issued on
August 28, 2012 and mature on
August 29, 2013. The par value and issue price of each Bond is
The Bonds will bear a fixed annual interest rate of 4.45%. Subscription to and trading of the Bonds is only available in
China to institutional investors of
China's National Inter-bank Bond Market. The lead underwriter and bookrunner for the Bonds is the Industrial and Commercial Bank of
The proceeds from the issuance of the Bonds are to be used by GYMCL for working capital purposes. GYMCL decided on the Bonds issue as it is a cost effective option of raising capital in the current monetary market.
China's benchmark one-year lending rate is currently at 6% and the prevailing discount rate for bank bills is higher than the fixed annual interest rate of the Bonds.
This Bonds issuance is in addition to the
RMB 690 million short-term financing bonds issued by GYMCL on
November 22, 2011. GYMCL will continue to review its financing strategy according to changes in
China's economic environment and monetary policy.
This press release does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in
the United States, and securities may not be offered or sold in
the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration. The Company does not intend to register any portion of the Bonds issue referred to above in
the United States or to conduct a public offering in
the United States. Any public offering of securities to be made in
the United States will be by means of a prospectus that can be obtained from the Company and that will contain detailed information about the Company and management, as well as financial statements.
About China Yuchai International
China Yuchai International Limited, through its subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited ("GYMCL"), engages in the manufacture, assembly, and sale of a wide array of light-duty, medium-sized and heavy-duty diesel engines for construction equipment, trucks, buses and cars in
China. GYMCL also produces diesel power generators, which are primarily used in the construction and mining industries. Through its regional sales offices and authorized customer service centers, the Company distributes its diesel engines directly to auto OEMs and retailers and provides maintenance and retrofitting services throughout
China. Founded in 1951, GYMCL has established a reputable brand name, strong research and development team and significant market share in
China with high-quality products and reliable after-sales support. In 2011, GYMCL sold 510,777 diesel engines and is recognized as a leading manufacturer and distributor of diesel engines in
China. For more information, please visit