About Euro Medium Term Note

Issuance EMTNsA euro medium-term note is a medium-term, flexible debt instrument that is traded and issued internationally. These instruments require fixed payments and are directly issued to the market with maturities that are less than five years. euro medium-term note allow an issuer to enter foreign markets more easily to obtain capital. Firms also offer euro medium-term note continuously, whereas a bond issue, for example, occurs all at once.

Euro Medium Term Note Understanding

Euro medium-term note issuers must maintain a standardized document known as a program. The program can be transferred across all issues and has a high proportion of sales through a predetermined syndication of buyers. Medium-term notes that bear the same definition as euro medium-term note, but trade must maintain a different program.

Euro Medium Term Note Details

  • A euro medium-term note is a medium-term, flexible debt instrument. It is traded and issued outside of the United States and Canada.
  • Euro medium-term note have become a significant funding source for U.S. and foreign companies, multinational institutions, federal agencies, and sovereign nations.
  • Euro medium-term note offer diversity as companies can issue them in a wide range of currencies and with various maturities.


Euro medium-term note offer diversity as companies can issue them in a wide range of currencies and with various maturities, typically, up to 30 years although some may have a much longer maturity. Firms can issue euro medium-term note in collateralize of floating rate, amortizing and credit-supported forms. Single issues from an euro medium-term note program are comparable to a Euro bond or a Euro note.

ISINs, and Common Codes

International Security Identification Numbers (ISINs) and common codes are 12-digit security identification numbers. For euro medium-term note, a specific type of ISIN code is required. The agent of the euro medium-term note program would normally obtain the ISIN numbers and common codes for the relevant euro medium-term note on behalf of the issuer.


The diversity and flexibility of euro medium-term note offer are two of their many benefits. Another benefit is savings. Fixed costs for underwriting make it impractical for corporate bonds to make small offerings; therefore, bonds typically amount to more than $100 million. Conversely, draw downs from euro medium-term note programs over one month typically amount to $30 million. These draw downs often have varied maturities and specialized features tailored to meet the borrower’s needs. Euro medium-term note program was established in 1996. This euro medium-term note program is updated annually and constitutes a standardized master agreement for the issuance of bonds, including private placements and public benchmark bonds.