In this question, all quoted yields and coupon rates are rates per annum, payable semi-annually.
A borrower is about to issue a security with a face value of $500,000,000. It is an unusual security that features a payment holiday for 9 months. The borrower will receive the proceeds from issuing the amortizing note on 1 November 2017. The first payment of interest and principal will be made nine months later, on 1 August 2018, with subsequent equal payments being made each February 1 and August 1 up to and including 1 August 2028 (i.e.... More