The 3-year bonds worth $4 billion, with a coupon rate of 0.25 per cent per annum payable semi-annually, have a maturity date of July 14, 2023.
"We are appreciative of the consistently solid investor support that the ADB receives in its US dollar bond outings. This trade is no exception. The transaction was well oversubscribed, which enabled us to fine-tune pricing and still print one of our largest 3-year dollar issue sizes at $4 billion," said ADB Treasurer Pierre Van Peteghem.
Peteghem added that this gives the ADB the resources to continue to provide much-needed assistance to the Asia-Pacific region, particularly during this pandemic.
The transaction was lead-managed by Bank of Montreal, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. A syndicate group was also formed consisting of ANZ, Credit Agricole CIB, Daiwa, ING, Mizuho, and Natwest.
The target for 2020 has been raised from its April announcement to raise $25 billion from the capital markets.
On April 1, 2020, it had informed about selling $4.5 billion global bonds, its largest-ever single-tranche outing. The proceeds will be part of its ordinary capital resources, it had said.
The agency is owned by 68 members -- 49 from the Asia-Pacific region.