Press Release Article


Date: Mar 23, 2011
Press Release Number: 15-2011

Port Authority Chairman David Samson announced today the competitive sale of Consolidated Bonds, 167th Series, in the aggregate principal amount of $225 million. The 167th Series bonds were awarded on the basis of the lowest true interest cost of the bids received.

The 167th Series bonds, awarded to Banc of America Merrill Lynch, at a price of $237,528,179.90, are composed of bonds due from September 15, 2012 to March 15, 2028, at interest rates ranging from 3.00 to 5.50 percent per year. The true interest cost to the Port Authority was 4.198005 percent, the lowest of the seven bids received.

The proceeds of the 167th Series bonds will be allocated in connection with the refunding of the Port Authority’s Versatile Structure Obligations, Series 1R, Versatile Structure Obligations, Series 4, and certain Port Authority Commercial Paper Notes, Series A.

The bonds received an Aa2 rating from Moody’s Investors Service, AA- from Standard & Poor’s Corporation and AA- from Fitch Ratings, Inc.

CONTACT: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Steve Coleman, 212 435-7777

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Port Authority-Port Jersey Marine Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. The Port Authority is self-sufficient and receives no tax revenues from either state.

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