The UAE government has announced it will issue a dual-tranche US dollar benchmark size bonds with a 10-year tranche and a 30-year Formosa tranche.
The 10-year tranche will be listed on London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Nasdaq Dubai, and the 30-year tranche will be listed on London Stock Exchange (LSE), Taipei Exchange and Nasdaq Dubai.
The Ministry of Finance authorized Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Bank of America Securities, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Emirates NBD Capital, First Abu Dhabi Bank, HSBC Bank, J.P. Morgan Securities, Mashreqbank, and Standard Chartered Bank to be Lead Managers and Bookrunners to arrange and market to investors.
It also authorized the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China joining the mandated group as Co-Manager.
The UAE government is rated AA- by Fitch, and Aa2 by Moody’s, with a stable outlook for the national economy.