SapuraKencana Petroleum

SapuraKencana makes first sukuk issuance of US$200m

Oil and gas player SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd has made its first issuance of US$200mil (RM845.8mil) sukuk under the multi-currency sukuk programme. The company said in a filing with Bursa Malaysia that its unit SapuraKencana TMC Sdn Bhd (SKTMC) will use the proceeds to refinance some existing debt. The sukuk offering is the first to be launched under the new Securities Commission Guidelines on Unlisted Capital Market Products under the Lodge and Launch Framework effective June 15, 2015. The company announced last week that SKTMC had signed the transaction documents for the inaugural multi-currency Islamic medium-term note.


Sukuk offering boosts SapuraKencana’s share price

SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd's share price rose this morning following its plan to launch a US$200 million (RM848.18 million) sukuk next week. The company's share gained two sen to RM1.79, as at 10.27 am, with 3.27 million shares changing hands. The first tranche of the sukuk, structured based on the Shariah principle of Commodity Murabahah, is scheduled to be launched on September 8, 2015. This is the first sukuk under the new Securities Commission's guidelines on Unlisted Capital Market Products under the lodge and launch framework effective from June 15, 2015.

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