Genting Singapore markets debut Samurai bonds

Genting Singapore, the operator of Resorts World Sentosa has begun marketing its Samurai bonds.

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - Genting Singapore, the operator of the Resorts World casino resort, has begun marketing its maiden Samurai bonds.

The yen-denominated bonds have three tranches. Pricing on a three-year fixed tranche is indicated at yen offer-side swaps plus 45 to 55 basis points (bp), that on a five-year at plus 55bp to 65bp and that on a seven-year at plus 75bp to 85bp.

Genting Singapore is rated A3/A- (Moody's/Fitch) and the bonds are expected to earn an A from bond rating service R&I.

SMBC Nikko is sole bookrunner. Pricing is expected as early as Oct 18.

In December, Japan's Parliament passed a Bill legalising casinos, although further legislation still needs to be passed, and is likely to be delayed by this month's election. Genting Singapore is expected to be among those bidding for a licence.

Last month, Genting established a branch office in Tokyo. It said the Tokyo branch would use the bond proceeds for working capital and general corporate purposes.

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