St. Mary’s County, Maryland
General Obligation Bond
Consolidated Public Improvement Bonds, Series 2021
Wye River Group Served as St. Mary’s County’s Independent Financial Advisor for this transaction which closed on May 25, 2021.
Wye River Group was selected by St. Mary’s County, Maryland to serve as its financial advisor after a competitive solicitation process conducted in late 2019. Since our engagement, we have assisted the County with two bond financings, the most recent of which was a general obligation bond issue that financed certain projects identified in the County’s capital improvement plan.
The County’s financing was structured as a single series of AA+/Aa1/AA+ rated tax-exempt bonds that were sold via competitive, public offering on May 11, 2021. The County received bids from 10 municipal underwriting firms, the lowest of which produced a TIC bid of 1.584%. The bonds were amortized over a 20-year period to produce level annual debt service payments. The interest rates on the bonds are fixed for the term of the financing. The financing closed on May 25, 2021.