Bond issue saves university $11 million

Ohio State's innovative approach to capital markets will save the university another $11 million through the issuance of the Series 2017 General Receipts Bonds.

On Dec. 6, the university successfully issued nearly $70 million in bonds that advance refunded the Series 2008A General Receipts Bonds. With a true interest cost of 1.9 percent, the new bond issue will save Ohio State $11.1 million in debt payments compared with the previous issue.

Ohio State was able to take advantage of favorable market conditions because of our innovative multiyear debt issuance program, which provides the university with flexibility to quickly enter the capital markets. In 2016, Bond Buyer highlighted the university's process with its Midwest Deal of the Year award.

The university issues bonds to provide capital funding for Ohio State's academic enterprise and Wexner Medical Center.