Malaysia Building Society eyes second structured covered sukuk

Malaysia Building Society Berhad (MBSB) is planning a second issuance of its structured covered sukuk commodity murabaha programme. The proposed deal will come nearly a year after the government-owned company sold a debut RM495 million multi-tranche transaction via sole lead manager RHB Investment Bank. The second issue is targeted to raise up to RM700 million. MBSB is hoping to extend the tenors to 10 years in the new issue. The bonds are rated AA1, higher than the A2 corporate rating for MBSB. RHB will be leading the deal again, and may be joined by one or two other banks. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.