Thursday, Aug 16, 2012
DUBAI (Zawya Dow Jones)--National Bank of Abu Dhabi, the second-largest bank in the United Arab Emirates by assets, on Thursday said it repaid 1 billion U.A.E. dirhams ($272 million) of Ministry of Finance subordinated notes.
Before the repayment, the bank had a total of AED5.6 billion of Ministry of Finance notes, according to a statement on the Abu Dhabi bourse website.
The notes originated as part of AED70 billion of deposits the Ministry of Finance made in the local banking system in 2008 as a response to the financial crisis. With the ministry's consent, NBAD converted its AED5.6 billion of deposits into notes with a 4.5% interest rate in 2010 and categorized them as Tier 2 capital.
NBAD shares closed trading Thursday 0.6% higher at AED8.80.
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