Notes to the Financial Statements

June 30, 2013

Note 19 Derivative Financial Instruments

The fair value balances and notional amounts of the State's derivative instruments outstanding at June 30, 2013, classified by type, and the changes in fair value of such derivative instruments for the year then ended are as follows (amounts in thousands; debit(credit)):

 
Changes in Fair Value  Fair Value at Year End  
Classification  Amount  Classification  Amount  Notional
Governmental activities  
Cash flow hedges: 
Pay-fixed interest rate swap
Deferred
outflow of
 Resources
$(7,380)  Non-current
 portion of LT 
 Obligation 
$(17,576) $335,620
Business-type activities  
Cash flow hedges:          
Bradley Airport:  Deferred  Non-current  
Pay-fixed interest  outflow of  portion of LT  
rate swap  Resources  $(9,563)   Obligation $(20,454) $152,380

Objective and Terms of Hedging Derivative Instruments
The following table displays the objective and the terms of the States' governmental activities hedging derivative instruments outstanding at June 30, 2013, along with the credit rating of the associated counterparty (amounts in thousands).

Notional  
Amounts  Effective  Maturity  Counterparty
Type Objective   (000's)  Date  Date  Terms  Credit Rating
             
Pay-fixed interest rate swap Hedge of changes in cash flows of the 2005 GO bonds  $140,000  3/24/2005  3/1/2023  Pay 3.392% receive 60% of LIBOR+30bp  Aa1/AAA
Pay-fixed interest rate swap Hedge of changes in cash flows of the 2005 GO bonds  140,000  3/24/2005  3/1/2023  Pay 3.401% receive 60% of LIBOR+30bp  A3/A
Pay-fixed interest rate swap Hedge of changes in cash flows of the 2005 GO bonds  15,620  4/27/2005  6/1/2016  Pay 3.99% receive CPI plus .65%  Baa1/A-
Pay-fixed interest rate swap Hedge of changes in cash flows of the 2005 GO bonds 20,000 4/27/2005  6/1/2017  Pay 5.07% receive CPI plus 1.73%  Baa1/A-
Pay-fixed interest rate swap Hedge of changes in cash flows of the 2005 GO bonds  20,000    4/27/2005  6/1/2020 Pay 5.2% receive CPI plus 1.79%  Aa3/A
Total Notional Amount  $335,620


The fair values of interest rate swaps were estimated using the zero-coupon method. This method calculates the future net settlement payment required under the swaps, assuming that the current forward rates implied by the yield curve correctly anticipate future spot interest rates. These payments are then discounted using the spot rates implied by the current yield curve for hypothetical zero-coupon bonds due on the date each future net settlement on the swaps.

Credit Risk
As of June 30, 2013, the State had no credit risk exposure on any of the swaps because the swaps had negative fair value. However, should interest rates change and the fair values of
the swaps become positive, the State would be exposed to credit risk in the amount of the swaps' fair value.

Interest Rate Risk
The State is exposed to interest rate risk on its interest rate swaps. As the LIBOR or CPI swap index rate decreases, the State's net payment on the swap increases.

Basis Risk
The State's variable-rate bond interest payments are based on the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Municipal Swap (SIFMA) index rate, or the CPI floating rate. The State is exposed to basis risk on those swaps for which the State receives variable-rate payments that are based on the LIBOR swap index rate. As of June 30, 2013, the SIFMA rate was 0.06 percent, whereas 60 percent of LIBOR plus 30bp was 0.417 percent. The State recognizes this basis risk by including an amount for basis risk in its debt service budget. For fiscal year 2013, the budgeted amount for basis risk was $1,500,000.

Termination Risk
The State or the counterparty may terminate any of the swaps if the other party fails to perform under the terms of the contract. If any swap is terminated, the associated variable-rate bonds would no longer carry synthetic interest rates. Also, if at the time of termination the swap has a negative fair value, the State would be liable to the counterparty for a payment equal to the swap's fair value. Under the 2005 swap agreements, the State has up to 270 days to fund any required termination payment.

Rollover Risk
Because all of the swap agreements terminate when the associated debt is fully paid, the State is only exposed to rollover risk if an early termination occurs. Upon an early termination, the State will not realize the synthetic rate offered by the swaps on the underlying debt issues.

Hedging Derivative Instrument Payments and Hedged Debt
As rates vary, variable-rate bond interest payments and net swap payments will vary. Using rates as of June 30, 2013, debt service requirements of the State's outstanding variable-rate bonds and net swap payments are as follows (amounts in thousands):

Fiscal Year  Variable-Rate Bonds  Interest Rate
Ending June 30,  Principal  Interest  SWAP, Net  Total
2014  $-  $2,081  $9,106  $11,187
2015  -  2,081  9,106  11,187
2016  50,620  2,081  8,840  61,541
2017  55,000  1,643  7,592  64,235
2018  45,000  875  6,205  52,080
2019-2023  185,000  1,730  11,253  197,983
$335,620  $10,491  $52,102  $398,213


As of June 30, 2013, Bradley airport has entered into interest rate swap agreements for $141.6 million of its variable rate bonds. Details on these agreements are disclosed under the separately issued audited financial statements of the fund.