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JPMorgan, Wells Fargo to Manage California Note Sale

July 30, 2012

California will borrow an estimated $10 billion from Wall Street the week of Aug. 13, money the most indebted U.S. state will use to pay its bills for the rest of the year, Treasurer Bill Lockyer said.

Lockyer’s office will first offer the revenue anticipation notes to individual investors for two days beginning Aug. 14, said his spokeman Tom Dresslar. The state will complete the sale Aug. 16 when institutions such as money-market funds can order.

State and local governments typically sell short-term notes to bolster cash flow until tax receipts increase later in the year. A $10 billion sale would be California’s largest since 2010. In September, the biggest state by population borrowed $5.4 billion and had to seek another $1 billion in February this year after tax collections fell short and spending exceeded expectations.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM:US) and Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC:US) will be joint senior managers and Los Angeles-based bond firm De La Rosa & Co. will co-manage the sale, Lockyer has said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael B. Marois in Sacramento at mmarois@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Stephen Merelman at smerelman@bloomberg.net


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