“Today, IBA announced that it will consult on its intention to cease publication of the one-week and two-month US dollar LIBOR settings immediately following the LIBOR publication on December 31, 2021, and the remaining US dollar LIBOR settings immediately following the LIBOR publication on June 30, 2023. 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 prohibit some or all new use by supervised entities in the UK of a critical benchmark (such as LIBOR currency tenor settings) where a benchmark administrator has confirmed its intention that the benchmark will cease. The FRB welcomed the IBA and FCA announcements.
“None 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.