MALAYSIA’S WORLD’S FIRST SOVEREIGN SUSTAINABILITY SUKUK OVERSUBSCRIBED BY 6.4 TIMES – UPSIZED FROM USD1 BILLION TO USD1.3 BILLION
✅ Oversubscription of Malaysia’s first global sukuk issuance since 2016 is a vote of confidence in country’s policies and strong economic fundamentals
✅ Due to overwhelming demand, the Malaysian Government upsized the initial target size of USD1.0 billion to USD1.3 billion
✅ Strong demand resulted in lowest ever yield and the lowest spread for a US-Dollar Sukuk issuance by Malaysia, demonstrating market confidence in Malaysia’s policies, economic recovery and growth prospects, despite a challenging 13 months due to COVID-19. The Malaysian Government successfully priced its world’s first sovereign U.S. Dollar Sustainability Sukuk i.e., US$800-million 10-year Trust Certificates at 2.070% (T+50 bps]; and US$500-million 30-year Trust Certificates at 3.075% [T+ 80 bps] – this is EXCELLENT PRICING!
✅ Both tranches rated A3 by Moody’s Investors Service Limited and A- by S&P Rating Services
✅ Sukuk proceeds will fund social and environmental projects, supporting Government’s efforts in combating climate change; and building a more resilient & inclusive economy, in line with Shared Prosperity Vision 2030
✅ Sustainability Sukuk is issued via SPV, Malaysia Wakala Sukuk Berhad, and based on Malaysia’s newly established _The Government of Malaysia SDG Sukuk Framework_, assessed by Sustainalytics. Check out the Framework and Sustainalytics’ Second Party Opinion here: https://www.mof.gov.my/en/economy/sustainability.
✅ 55% of the principal amount of the 10-year Sukuk distributed to investors in Asia, 33% to Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) and 12% to the US. Investor distribution: 67% to fund managers and insurance companies, 18% to central banks and governments, 14% to banks and 1% to others investors
✅ 46% of the principal amount of the 30-year Sukuk was distributed to investors in Asia, 33% to EMEA and 21% to the United States. Investor distribution: 83% to fund managers, 10% to banks, 4% to central banks and governments, and 3% to other investors
✅ Innovative Sukuk showcases Malaysia’s excellent leadership and capabilities in Islamic finance