(Bloomberg) -- Credit Suisse Group AG sold $5 billion of bonds, the first benchmark offering since its bank unit pleaded guilty to helping Americans cheat on their taxes.

The Zurich-based bank issued $1.75 billion of three-year, 1.375% securities that yielded 60 basis points more than similar-maturity Treasuries, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The spread was two basis points above where similarly rated Deutsche Bank AG sold $1.4 billion of three-year, 1.35% notes today.

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