DAMAC Real Estate Development Limited – Senior Unsecured 3.5-year Reg S Sukuk
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 October 2023: DAMAC Real Estate Development Limited (“DAMAC”), rated Ba2 (stable outlook) by Moody’s and BB- (positive outlook) by S&P, one of the leading developers of high-end properties in the Middle East, successfully settled a 3.5-year US$300,000,000 trust certificates with a profit rate of 8.375% per annum due 12 April 2027.
The deal received strong support from the global investor community with the book oversubscribed by 2.1 times.
The transaction was facilitated by Emirates NBD Capital, HSBC and J.P. Morgan (B&D) as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank, GFH Financial Group, and Mashreq acting as Joint Bookrunners.
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This announcement does not constitute or form part of a prospectus or an offering document, nor does it form part of, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell, or the solicitation or invitation of any offer to buy or subscribe for, or otherwise acquire, any securities of Alpha Star Holding VIII Limited (the Certificates) or an inducement to engage in investment activity for the purpose of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 of the United Kingdom (FSMA).
This announcement does not constitute or form a part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for the Certificates in the United States or any other jurisdiction where to do so would be unlawful. The Certificates will only be offered to non-U.S. persons in offshore transactions outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S (Regulation S) under the Securities Act. The Certificates have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act, or with any securities regulatory authority of any state of the United States or other jurisdiction. The Certificates may not be offered, sold, pledged or otherwise transferred directly or indirectly within the United States or to, or for, the account or benefit of U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S) except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in accordance with any applicable securities laws of any state of the United States.
In the United Kingdom, HSBC Bank plc and J.P. Morgan Securities plc are authorised by the United Kingdom Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority (the PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (the FCA). Emirates NBD Capital is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority. Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC and First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC are licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of the UAE. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC is licensed by the Securities and Commodities Authority of the United Arab Emirates and regulated by the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates. GFH Financial Group is licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain.
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This announcement is not a recommendation to invest in the Certificates. Certificateholders should conduct their own independent due diligence and consult their own Shari'a advisers as to whether the proposed transaction and the trading of the Certificates (including on the secondary market) is in compliance with Shari'a principles for their own purposes. None of the Joint Bookrunners makes any representation that the transaction, the Certificates or the trading thereof is or will be Shari'a compliant.
UK MiFIR professionals/ECPs-only- Manufacturer target market (UK MiFIR product governance) is eligible counterparties and professional clients only (all distribution channels).
In connection with Section 309B of the Securities and Futures Act 2001 (2020 Revised Edition) of Singapore (the SFA) and the Securities and Futures (Capital Markets Products) Regulations 2018 of Singapore (the CMP Regulations 2018), Alpha Star VIII Limited has determined, and hereby notifies all relevant persons (as defined in Section 309A(1) of the SFA), that the Certificates are capital markets products other than prescribed capital markets products (as defined in the CMP Regulations 2018) and are Specified Investment Products (as defined in MAS Notice SFA 04-N12: Notice on the Sale of Investment Products and MAS Notice FAA-N16: Notice on Recommendation on Investment Products).
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