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BHP prices 5-yr A$1 bln bond at 90bps/ASW - IFR

SYDNEY, Oct 9 (Reuters) - BHP Billiton Finance Ltd, thefinance arm of BHP Billiton Ltd , has priced itsA$1 billion ($1.02 billion) five-year note at 90 basis pointsabove the asset swap rate, IFR reported on Tuesday.

The bond issue is BHP's first domestic Australian dollarbond since 2001. Joint lead managers are Australia and NewZealand Banking Group Ltd and Commonwealth Bank ofAustralia .

The lead managers were not immediately for comment. ($1 = 0.9767 Australian dollars)

(Reporting by John Weaver at IFR; Editing by Matt Driskill)

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