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Bahamas Registered Stock Initial Public Offering December 2020

Published: Friday December 4th, 2020


BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK (No. 13) 2023, 2025, 2027, 2030, 2040 AND 2050 ISSUE OF B$30,000,000


Prospectus Date: December 2, 2020 

Issuer: Bahamas Government Open Date: December 09, 2020 (9:30 a.m.)
Registrar: Central Bank of The Bahamas Close Date: December 11, 2020 (3:00 p.m.)
Organizer: Central Bank of The Bahamas Settlement: December 15, 2020
Unit: $100 First Int Pmt: May 17, 2021 (Short)
IPO Feature: Grow/Shrink Calendar: Actual/365


Security ID Tenor (Years) Issue Size (B$) Interest (Fixed) Maturity Interest Payment
BGR141123 3 2,000,000 3.45% November 17, 2023  Semi-annual
BGR141125 5 3,000,000 3.95% November 17, 2025 Semi-annual
BGR141127 7 1,000,000 4.60% November 17, 2027 Semi-annual
BGR141130 10 4,000,000 5.35% November 17, 2030 Semi-annual
BGR141140 20 5,000,000 5.90% November 17, 2040 Semi-annual
BGR141150 30 15,000,000 6.35% November 17, 2050 Semi-annual

Instructions for participation in this Initial Public Offering are outlined below.

Application: Complete an electronic application. Sign and submit the application to the domestic debt Email address [email protected] with the subject "BRS Application" + "Client Name" (e.g. BRS Application for John Doe). Applicants will receive an acknowledgement within four hours of submission, during normal business hours.

KYC/ID: (1) Bahamian E-Passport; or
(2) NIB Smart Card paired with one of the following: Bahamian Driver’s License, National Identity Card, Permanent Residence Permit, other National Passport, or Spousal Permit. New Business customers must present a list of its authorized signatories along with Memorandum/Articles of Association.

Payments: Subscription payments should be made electronically-in $100 increments-along with your application, via your commercial bank. Settlement instructions are as follows:

Beneficiary Bank: Central Bank of The Bahamas 
Account: CBOB General Account 1315010051 
Branch Code: 10000 (if applicable) 
Details: Applicant Name + NIB Number + BRS Application (e.g. John Doe NIB#12345 BRS Application)

Allocation: Securities will be awarded in accordance with the Central Bank’s priority-based auction allocation method, with first priority given to individuals applying for $250,000 or less. All other applicants-individuals greater than $250,000 and institutions-will be classified as Priority Level 2. Allotments may be prorated, as needed, depending on the total value of subscriptions

Grow/Shrink: Each security in this offering has the capacity to grow or shrink based on total subscriptions received for each tenor. The entire offer also has the capacity to grow or shrink, commensurate with overall demand. The issuer maintains the right to cap the offer, at its sole discretion.

Refunds: All refunds will be disbursed within three business days following the settlement date.

Certificates: Effective July 2020, the Central Bank discontinued the provision of physical bond certificates. Accordingly, successful applicants will receive an electronic copy of their allotments, via email, within three business days following settlement.


The public is advised of the following changes to the Central Bank’s domestic market operations:

A. Discontinuance of acceptance of physical BRS applications and bank drafts

B. Requirements for independent certification of new client identification

The changes are further explained below:

A. Discontinuance of acceptance of physical BRS applications and bank drafts

In a move towards the integration of enhanced digital measures in the Central Bank’s operations, clients wishing to participate in the upcoming IPO must:

1. Complete an electronic application.

2. Sign and submit the application to the domestic debt email address [email protected] with the subject "BRS Application" + "Client Name" (E.g. BRS Application for John Doe).

3. Make payments to Central Bank electronically. Depending on the facility of your commercial bank, payments can be made in one of three ways:

  • a. Online banking,
  • b. Mobile banking app, or
  • c. Contacting your bank and requesting a wire transfer.

Settlement instructions for Central Bank are as follows:

Beneficiary Bank: Central Bank of The Bahamas
Account: CBOB General Account #1315010051
Branch Code: 10000 (if applicable)
Details: Applicant Name + NIB Number + “BRS Application” (E.g. John Doe NIB#12345678 BRS Application)

Receipt of all applications and payments will be confirmed via email.

B. Requirements for client identification documents

1. Existing investors, who already have investment accounts for BRS, can submit their applications by email and have their payments processed by wire transfers through their commercial banks.

2. New investors can establish their BRS accounts by having their KYC due diligence submissions endorsed by their existing bank, and by submitting the application by email.

The Central Bank wishes to thank you for your cooperation and patience as we make changes to ensure the safety of both clients and staff. Should you have further queries or concerns, please feel free to contact us via email at [email protected].

Applications can be emailed to the Markets Unit at [email protected] and funds can be wired to the Central Bank using the banking information below:

Account Name: BIS Suspense
Account Number: 1 3150 10051

Please note that funds wired to the Central Bank before the opening date of the offering will be returned. Customers submitting applications before the opening date of the offering will be required to resubmit on the opening date.