Khazanah issues US$482m Islamic bond
Malaysian state investor Khazanah Nasional Bhd said on Friday it has issued S$600 million (US$482.14 million) in Singapore dollar-denominated Islamic bonds, or sukuk, that can be exchanged for shares in IHH Healthcare Bhd.
The issuance, which can be exchanged into IHH shares at a premium of 10 to 17 per cent over the reference share price of RM4.19, as Khazanah diversifies on its fund-raising strategy.
"The Singapore dollar-denominated exchangeable Sukuk also provides a natural currency hedge for Khazanah towards its Singapore related investments," Khazanah said in a statement.
The Islamic bond or sukuk was priced at the tightest end of the price guidance of -0.25 per cent yield to maturity and 17 per cent exchange premium, according to Khazanah.
Reuters reported on Thurday that Khazanah had offered the Islamic bond to investors, citing a term sheet.
CIMB, Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered are the bookrunners for the deal.-- Reuters