Central and Eastern Europe: Gazprom

Issuer: Gazprom
Date of Issue: Apr 2, 2009
Size of deal: CHF500 million
Ratings: BBB/Baa1/BBB (Fitch, Moody’s, S&P)
Maturity: Apr 23, 2011
Pricing: 9% (mid-swaps plus 822bp; tapped at mid-swaps plus 814.5bp)

Bookrunner: BNP Paribas

Energy giant Gazprom paved the way for Russian corporates this year when it became the first entity from Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to debut in the Swiss franc market. The firm was also the first Russian company to issue a Eurobond since July 200