AvtoVAZ will place 3bn rubles ($98m) in bonds on MICEX in the fourth quarter of 2003, sources in the Russian automobile manufacturer told RBC. The bonds will mature in 4.5 years. It is planned to issue 3m bonds with a 1,000-ruble (about $32.8) par value.
AvtoVAZ issued 1bn rubles ($32.8m) in bonds on February 21, 2003. The bonds' maturity period was 360 days.
In 2003 the company assembled 702,966 automobiles. This year AvtoVAZ is planning to produce about 690,000 automobiles. The company's net income was 700.4m rubles ($22m) in 2002.
Doctors at a US military hospital in Germany discovered an infection in a wounded Ukrainian soldier that could not be treated with any available type of antibiotic drugs