LONDON - DnB NOR Bank ASA (DNBNOR.OL), Norway's biggest bank, plans to issue a five-year senior unsecured benchmark euro bond, said an official at one of the banks managing the sale on Monday.

Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas and UniCredit (HVB) have been named to manage the deal, the official said.

DnB Nor Bank is rated Aa1 by Moody's Investors Service and AA- by Standard & Poor's. (Reporting by Jane Baird; Editing by Dan Lalor)