“Today, IBA announced that it will consult on its intention to cease publication of euro, sterling, Swiss franc and yen LIBOR after December 31, 2021. The announcement also stated that discussions involving IBA, the FCA, other official sector bodies and panel banks are continuing regarding the future of US dollar LIBOR. The FCA separately published a statement acknowledging IBA’s announcement and setting out its potential approach to the use of proposed new powers under the Financial Services Bill to ensure an orderly wind down of LIBOR.
“Neither of these statements constitute an index cessation event under the IBOR Fallbacks Supplement or the ISDA 2020 IBOR Fallbacks Protocol. Therefore, these statements will not trigger the fallbacks under the supplement or protocol (ie, to the adjusted risk-free rate plus spread) or have any effect on the calculation of the spread. These statements will also not trigger fallbacks under the 2018 ISDA Benchmarks Supplement or its protocol.”
This statement is for information purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be considered an explanation of all relevant issues. You should consult your legal advisors and any other advisor you deem appropriate in considering the issues discussed herein.