Ahli Bank has completed its third bond issuance for US$ 500 Million under its US$ 1.5 Billion EMTN Programme in the international debt capital markets.
The 5 year bond has been assigned an A2 credit rating with a stable outlook by Moody’s and carries a coupon rate of 3.125% and was significantly oversubscribed by more than 3 times with orders from more than 85 investors in Asia, MENA and Europe.
Ahlibank’s Chairman, Sheikh Faisal Bin AbdulAziz Bin Jassem Al-Thani stated: "We have successfully completed our third tranche in the midst of challenging market conditions, which confirms the trust and confidence of international investors in Qatar and in Ahlibank’s strong financial position.”
Sheikh Faisal further added: “Ahlibank’s roadshow covering Asia and Europe was met with a solid reception by investors. We had a great support from our Joint Lead Manager / Book runner banks; Al Khaliji Commercial Bank, Barclays Bank, Mizuho Securities, QNB Capital and Standard Chartered Bank. The healthy geographic split of investors resulted in Europe taking a 41% share, Asia 32% share and MENA 27% share.
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