Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar

Khazanah's RM1.27b #Sukuk oversubscribed 5.5 times

Khazanah Nasional's exchangeable Sukuk of USD320.8mil (RM1.27bil), which has a tenure of five years, was oversubscribed by 5.5 times. The exchangeable Sukuk would reference the value of H-shares in CITIC Securities, China’s largest securities brokerage firm. Khazanah managing director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar said it was opportune for the fund to price the deal on the back of positive market sentiments in China. The exchangeable Sukuk is structured based on the principle of Wakalah and provides the Sukuk holder with the option to receive cash or shares upon exchange. The Sukuk will be listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited, Labuan International Financial Exchange and Bursa Malaysia. CIMB and J.P. Morgan are the joint bookrunners and joint lead managers for this exchangeable Sukuk transaction.

Khazanah's MD says 'not in a rush' to sell Bank Muamalat stake

Khazanah Nasional Bhd is "not in a rush" to sell its 30% stake in Bank Muamalat Malaysia Bhd, under the proposed merger with Malaysia Building Society Bhd (MBSB). Khazanah's managing director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar said the Malaysian state-owned investment arm's decision was incumbent upon the negotiated value for its Bank Muamalat stake. He cited the right price and the right configuration as requirements for a sale. DRB-Hicom Bhd holds the balance 70% stake in Bank Muamalat. According to Azman, as Khazanah is only a 30% shareholder in Bank Muamalat, Khazanah is not taking the lead in the merger talks. Khazanah will make a decision based on whatever they decide, he added.

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