Tenders are invited for a total of $1,000 000 000.00 of Local Registered Stock to be issued and redeemed as follows.





Offering Amount:

$600 000 000.00

$400 000 000.00


3 years

6 years

Tender Date

September 26, 2002

September 26, 2002

Issue Date:

September 30, 2002

September 30, 2002

Maturity Date:

September 30, 2005

September 30, 2008

Coupon Rate:



Interest Payment


September 30 and

March 30

September 30 and March 30

Minimum Bid Amount:





This offer will be issued on a discount basis under competitive and non-competitive bidding.

Tenders from public sector entities should be made under non-competitive bidding and will be accepted at the weighted average price of accepted competitive tenders.  Applications from public sector entities should be made through the Bank of Jamaica on tender date.

            Persons applying for amounts of up to $20,000.00 have the option of making a competitive bid or of applying without specifying a price.  In the latter case, an allocation will be made at the weighted average price of accepted competitive bids.  Persons applying for amounts above $20,000.00 must place a competitive bid.  The maximum award to any bidder, except public sector entities, on a non-competitive basis is $20,000.00.

            Tenders from the public should be made on forms, which may be obtained from Primary Dealers, Brokers, the Bank of Jamaica and the Debt Management Unit - Ministry of Finance & Planning, no later than 10:30 a.m. on Thursday 26th September, 2002.

All applications/tenders from Primary Dealers and Commercial Banks should be made to the Bank of Jamaica through the electronic system provided by the Bank of Jamaica.


All applicants must include their Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN) with their applications.

Payment must be made by banker’s draft or electronic transfer.


The terms of the offer are contained in the Prospectus dated September 20, 2002, which may be obtained at the locations specified above.

            The tender price for competitive bids should not exceed five (5) decimal points.

            Tenders should be addressed to:

“Tenders for Local Registered Stock”

Bank of Jamaica

Nethersole Place



and indicate the Stock name and the application amount.

            Payment for Stock must be made either by a) Manager’s Cheque, payable to the Bank of Jamaica and which must accompany each tender or by b) direct debit to an account at the Bank of Jamaica.

            The Bank of Jamaica reserves the right to reject any tender.

            Applicants or their accredited representatives may receive their Stock Certificates ten (10) business days after the date of issue of the Stock.








Ministry of Finance and Planning



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