NCB claims success with SAR5bn sukuk issuance

The National Commercial Bank (NCB) has successfully placed its SR5 billion 10 non-call 5-year subordinated Tier II capital sukuk offering. The transaction represents NCB's debut of local riyal issuance and its inaugural Tier II capital offering. Interest from the investor community generated a 2.1x oversubscribed orderbook exceeding the initial target issuance size of SR4 billion, allowing the transaction to be upsized to SR5 billion without impacting the final pricing of the sukuk. NCB's issuance was priced at 6-month SIBOR+110bps. The issuance proceeds will be used to further support NCB's growth plans across the various business segments of the bank.