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January 06, 2011

 

DiNapoli Releases Bond Calendar For First Quarter

Tentative Schedule Includes $5.1 Billion of Debt Sales in 1st Quarter of 2011


New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced a tentative schedule for the planned public sale of obligations for the state, its major public authorities, the City of New York, and the city's major public authorities during the first quarter of 2011.

The proposed new issuances total approximately $5.1 billion, including approximately $2 billion scheduled for this month, approximately $1.8 billion scheduled for February and approximately $1.3 billion scheduled for March. The first quarter of anticipated new issuances compare to past planned new issuances of: approximately $8.8 billion during the fourth quarter of 2010, and approximately $4.8 billion during the first quarter of 2010.

The Office of the State Comptroller chairs the Securities Coordinating Committee which was created by Gubernatorial Executive Order primarily to coordinate the borrowing activities of the state, the city and their respective public authorities. All borrowings are scheduled at the request of the issuer and done pursuant to their borrowing programs.

The first quarter new money borrowings are expected to include the following:

  • Dormitory Authority of the State of New York – bond sales totaling up to $215 million in tax-exempt fixed-rate bonds in January, bond sales totaling up to $457 million in tax-exempt fixed-rate bonds in February, and a bond sale of up to $300 million in tax-exempt fixed-rate bonds in March.
  • New York City Educational Construction Fund – a bond sale of up to $150 million in tax-exempt fixed-rate bonds in January.
  • New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority – a bond sale of up to $450 million in tax-exempt fixed-rate bonds in January, and a bond sale of up to $450 million in tax-exempt fixed-rate bonds in March.
  • New York City Transitional Finance Authority – a bond sale of up to $875 million in tax-exempt fixed-rate bonds in January, and a bond sale of up to $875 million in tax-exempt fixed-rate bonds in February.
  • New York State Housing Finance Agency - a bond sale of up to $32 million in variable rate tax-exempt rate-bonds in January.
  • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey - a bond sale of up to $300 million in tax-exempt fixed-rate bonds in January.
  • State of New York – a bond sale of up to $600 million in tax-exempt and taxable fixed-rate bonds in March.
  • Thruway Authority – a bond sale of up to $440 million in tax-exempt fixed-rate bonds in February.

The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, New York City, New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority, New York City Transitional Finance Authority, and New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation are currently contemplating refunding transactions during the first quarter.

The schedule will be modified and updated in response to changes in program needs and market conditions. It is also contingent upon execution of all project approvals required by law. The schedule is released by the Committee to assist participants in the municipal bond market. A new schedule is released every quarter and updated as necessary. The collection and release of this information by the Office of the State Comptroller is not intended as an endorsement of the proposed issuances it contains, many of which will be subject to approval by the Office of the State Comptroller.

The full forward calendar can be obtained here.


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