AmIslamic gets sophisticated

AmIslamic Bank, subsidiary of AMMB Holdings, has received the necessary approvals from both Bank Negara Malaysia and the Securities Commission of Malaysia to set up a subordinated Sukuk Murabahah programme with a value of RM3bn. The subordinated Sukuk Murabahah programme has a tenor of up to 30 years from the date of issue and each tranche will have a tenor of five years minimum. In a market filing the issuer said that RAM Rating Services had assigned a preliminary long-term rating of 'AA3' to the Subordinated Sukuk Murabahah under the programme.