Perak Transit to issue RM300m Sukuk in October


Seated from left: Perak Transit director Datuk Wan Asmadi Wan Ahmad; executive director Datuk Cheong Peak Sooi; UOB Malaysia managing director and head of wholesale banking Ng Wei Wei and Beh Wee Khee and UOB Malaysia executive director and country head of commercial banking II, Beh Wee Khee. Standing from left are Perak State Financial Officer Datuk Abu Bakar Said; Perak Transit managing director Datuk Seri Cheong Kong Fitt; Perak State Committee Chairman for Tourism, Arts and Culture Tan Kar Hing; UOB Malaysia CEO Wong Kim Choong and Perak Transit director Ng Wai Luen.

KUALA LUMPUR: Perak Transit Bhd plans to issue RM300mil Sukuk Murabahah in October to refinance borrowings, finance its capital expenditure and working capital for existing and new projects.

United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd (UOB Malaysia) will be the sole subscriber of the sukuk, according to a joint statement issued on Friday.

“The unrated Sukuk Murabahah will be the first tranche of Islamic notes to be issued under Perak Transit's RM500mil 15-year Islamic medium term notes (IMTN) programme, the company’s first IMTN programme,” they said.

Perak Transit managing director Datuk Seri Cheong Kong Fitt said the IMTN programme would enable the company reach the next level of growth and to drive cost efficiency through lower financing cost. This enables Perak Transit to deliver more value to its new and existing shareholders and stakeholders.

“With the support of UOB Malaysia, Perak Transit will be able to develop integrated public transportation terminals in other parts of Perak as well as in other regions across Malaysia to provide better transportation infrastructure services to the public at large,” Cheong said.

UOB Malaysia is also the principal adviser, lead arranger, lead manager and facility agent for the entire RM500mil IMTN programme.

UOB Malaysia CEO Wong Kim Choong said: “UOB Malaysia has a strong track record in the Islamic capital markets, having been involved in a number of significant Islamic capital-raising exercises over the years.

“Islamic financing solutions areintegral to the comprehensive suite of products and services we offer to support companies in achieving their strategic goals. UOB Malaysia is proud to be supporting Perak Transit’s first Islamic MTN programme and subscribing to the programme’s first tranche of Islamic notes.”


   

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