Lithuanian domestic Government securities are classified as:

  • T-bills - short-term (one-year or less) Government securities. T-bills are sold at a discount and their nominal value is repaid on the maturity date. Interest calculation method used - Act/360.
  • Bonds and eurobonds - Government securities that have maturity longer than one year. Bonds are sold with annual coupon payments and their nominal value and last coupon are paid on the maturity date. Interest calculation method used - Act/Act (ICMA).

The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania plans Lithuanian Government securities auctions and sets Government securities’ characteristics. The auctions are organised by Nasdaq Vilnius and held according to the auction schedule.

Lithuanian Government securities are sold in competitive multi-price auctions. The auctions are usually held on Mondays and the bids are accepted until 10:30 am. Non-competitive bids are also accepted at the auction, however, their amounts are limited usually to EUR 0.5 million per one auction participant (maximum amount of non-competitive bids are set for each auction). The non-competitive bids are settled at the weighted average yield rate set in the competitive multi-price auction part.

The settlement for securities in the primary market takes place two business days after the T-bill or bond auction (T+2) or five business days after the eurobond auction (T+5). The settlement for the Government securities in the primary market is organised by the Central Securities Depository of Lithuania (Nasdaq CSD SE Lithuanian branch) and is compliant with the Delivery versus Payment principle. All Government domestic securities are registered at the Nasdaq CSD SE Lithuanian branch and included in the official list of Nasdaq Vilnius. Secondary trading in auctioned Government securities takes place on Nasdaq Vilnius, according to its established rules, as well as outside the stock exchange.

In case of eurobond auctions, the settlement is organised by Nasdaq CSD SE Lithuanian branch via their link with Clearstream Luxembourg and the eurobonds are listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Only banks and financial brokerage companies that met requirements set by the Ministry of Finance for auction participants and had signed Government Securities Auction Participant Agreements with the Ministry of Finance were allowed to participate at the auctions. Currently, participants of the Government securities auctions are as follows:

  • AS "Citadele Banka"

  • Luminor Bank AS Lithuanian branch

  • ERSTE Group Bank AG

  • AB SEB bankas

  • AB Šiaulių bankas

  • "Swedbank", AB

  • "Swedbank" AS

Outstanding as of 28 February 2024

ISIN CodeSettlement Date of the Issue / First AuctionRedemption DateCoupon, %Amount, EUR


Green Bonds


More about eurobonds can be found here.

Last updated: 28-02-2024