CCDQ completes €$1B offering of covered bonds

Pursuant to a €5 Billion Global Covered Bond Programme, on October 22, 2014, La Caisse centrale Desjardins du Québec (CCDQ) completed an offering of an aggregate amount of €1,000,000,000 0.375 per cent covered bonds due October 22, 2019 (the Covered Bonds).

The Covered Bonds trade on the Irish Stock Exchange and are irrevocably and unconditionally guaranteed as to timely payment of principal and interest by CCDQ Covered Bond (Legislative) Guarantor Limited Partnership. Barclays Bank PLC, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt am Main and Desjardins Securities Inc. acted as lead managers for the October 22, 2014 issuance.

CCDQ was advised by in-house counsels Christine Malenfant, Luc Boucher and Karine Fadous. In Canada, CCDQ was assisted by McCarthy Tétrault LLP, with a team including Marc MacMullin, Jo-Anna Brimmer Mary Jeanne Phelan, Frédéric Cotnoir, Candace Pallone and Laure Fouin. In the United States, CCDQ was advised by Mayer Brown, with a team including Edward Best, Jason Bazar and Moe Worsley.

The lead managers were advised in Canada by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, with a team including Rick Fullerton and Francois Auger and in the United States by Allen & Overy LLP, with a team including John Hwang, Rolfe Hubley, Jeremy Feist, Derek Poon, Jack Heinberg and Caroline Lapidus.