Dubai Islamic Bank To Raise $1 Billion with Sustainable Sukuk
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- The bonds launched at a yield of 4.8%
- Demand exceeded $2.75 billion
- Dubai Islamic Bank recently reported record profit for 2022
Dubai Islamic Bank, the biggest Islamic lender in the United Arab Emirates, is set to raise $1 billion from a sale of long five-year sustainable sukuk, a bank document showed on Thursday.
The Islamic bonds launched at a yield of 4.8%. Initial price guidance was around 130 basis points over U.S. Treasuries.
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Dubai Islamic Bank recently reported record profits for 2022, posting net income of AED 5.6 billion (US$1.5 billion), up 26% over 2021.
The bank also announced a proposed 30% dividend to shareholders.
Demand for the debt sale was over $2.75 billion, excluding interest from joint lead managers.
Bank ABC, Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD Capital, First Abu Dhabi Bank, HSBC, KFH Capital, Mashreq, Sharjah Islamic Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector arranged the deal.