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Hitt og þetta 16. febrúar 2006

WSJ: New Securities Issues

The following were among yesterday's offerings and pricings in U.S. and non-U.S. capital markets, with terms and syndicate manager, based on information provided by Dow Jones Newswires and Factiva. (A basis point is one-hundredth of a percentage point; 100 basis points equal a percentage point.)

CORPORATE

Dominion Resources Inc. -- $330 million of notes was priced in a remarketing through lead manager Citigroup Global Markets, according to IFR Credit. Terms: maturity: May 15, 2008; coupon: 5.579%; issue price: 100.5795; yield: 5.438%; spread: 76 basis points above Treasurys; settlement: Feb. 21, 2006 (flat); call: noncallable; ratings: Baa1 (Moody's Investors Service Inc.), triple-B (Standard & Poor's Ratings Group).

GLOBAL

Banca Intesa SpA -- 600 million euros of five-year bonds was priced, lead managers Deutsche Bank, Banca Caboto and Citigroup said. Terms: maturity: Feb. 24, 2011; coupon: 3.5%; price: 99.869; payment date: Feb. 24, 2006; spread: 15 basis points above midswaps; ratings: A1 (Moody's), single-A-plus (S&P), A+ (Fitch Inc.); listing: Luxembourg.

Credit Agricole SA -- GBP 500 million of perpetual bonds was priced, lead managers ABN Amro, Calyon and Merrill Lynch said. Terms: maturity: perpetual; coupon: 5.136%; price: par; payment: Feb. 24, 2006; call: callable Feb. 24, 2016; if bonds aren't called coupon switches to 157.5 basis points above three-month sterling London interbank offered rate; ratings: A1 (Moody's), single-A (S&P), AA- (Fitch); denomination: GBP 50,000; listing: Luxembourg.

EBS Building Society -- 100 million euros of two-year floating-rate notes was priced, lead manager WestLB said. Terms: maturity: Feb. 22, 2008; coupon: six basis points above three-month euro interbank offered rate; issue price: 99.98; reoffer price: par; payment: Feb. 22, 2006; discount margin: seven basis points above three-month euribor; ratings: A2 (Moody's); denomination: 100,000 euros; listing: Luxembourg; interest: quarterly.

GE Capital European Funding -- 825 million euros of notes was priced, lead managers Deutsche Bank and Banca IMI said. Terms: maturity: Feb. 22, 2016; coupon: 15 basis points above three-month euribor; price: 99.735; payment: Feb. 22, 2006; ratings: Aaa (Moody's), triple-A (S&P); denomination: 1,000 euros; listing: London; interest: quarterly.

GE Capital UK Funding -- GBP 150 million of bonds was priced, lead manager Deutsche Bank said. Terms: maturity: March 16, 2009; coupon: 4.75%; price: 100.172; payment: Feb. 22, 2006; spread: 40 basis points above gilts; ratings: Aaa (Moody's), triple-A (S&P); listing: London; interest: annual.

Land NRW -- 300 million euro issue of three-year bonds was priced, lead manager WestLB said. Terms: maturity: March 27, 2009; coupon: 3.125%; price: 99.855; payment: Feb. 27, 2006; ratings: Aa2 (Moody's), double-A-minus (S&P), AAA (Fitch); denomination: 1,000 euros; listing: Duesseldorf.

Lower Saxony -- 1.5 billion euros of bonds was priced, lead managers Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, HSBC and Citigroup said. Terms: maturity: Feb. 22, 2016; coupon: 3.5%; issue price: 98.994; reoffer price: 98.924; payment: Feb. 22, 2006; ratings: AAA (Fitch).

Nordic Investment Bank -- $1 billion of bonds was priced, lead managers BNP Paribas, Citigroup and Nomura International said. Terms: maturity: March 15, 2009; coupon: 4.875%; reoffer price: 99.938; payment: Feb. 23, 2006; spread: 31 basis points above U.S. Treasurys; ratings: Aaa (Moody's), triple-A (S&P), AAA (Fitch).

Scania AB -- 600 million euros of Eurobonds was priced, lead managers ABN Amro, Deutsche Bank and SEB said. Terms: maturity: Feb. 22, 2011; coupon: 3.625%; price: 99.784; payment: Feb. 22, 2006; spread: 31 basis points above midswaps, or 45.3 basis points above 5.25% 2011 bundesobligation; ratings: single-A-minus (S&P); denomination: 50,000 euros; listing: Luxembourg; interest: annual.