January 31, 2019
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP advised J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, PNC Capital Markets LLC, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., as joint-booking running managers, on an SEC registered offering by National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) of $450 million aggregate principal amount of collateral trust bonds due 2029 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of collateral trust bonds due 2049.
CFC is a member-owned cooperative association. Its principal purpose is to provide members with financing to supplement the loan programs of the Rural Utilities Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. CFC makes loans to its rural electric members so they can acquire, construct and operate electric distribution, generation, transmission and related facilities. CFC also provides its members with credit enhancements in the form of letters of credit and guarantees of debt obligations. As a member-owned cooperative, CFC has no publicly held equity securities outstanding. CFC funds its activities primarily through a combination of publicly and privately held debt securities and member investments.
The Hunton Andrews Kurth team included Michael Fitzpatrick, Adam O’Brian, Patrick Jamieson and S. Ashley Jaber. Robert McNamara provided tax advice.