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Santee Cooper Board approves 2015 Series E bond sale


The Santee Cooper Board of Directors approved the sale of $300,000,000 in revenue obligation bonds at today’s meeting.

The 2015 Series E includes $300,000,000 in tax-exempt bonds with maturities in 2051 through 2055. The term “tax exempt” means exempt from federal and South Carolina income taxes for South Carolina residents under current law.

“This week we saw a weakening in the long-term municipal bond market due to lower than expected bond supply,” said Jeff Armfield, Santee Cooper senior vice president and chief financial officer. “Santee Cooper is always watching for market opportunities. I’m pleased we could respond so quickly and take advantage of these market conditions.”

The all-in true interest rate for the series is 4.73 percent. BofA Merrill Lynch and Barclays handled the transaction. The Final Official Statement for these bonds will be available by contacting Santee Cooper Bondholder Relations at 1-877-246-3338. It will also be posted at

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