Ma'aden Completes Refinancing of Ma'aden Wa'ad Al Shamal Phosphate Company

The proceeds from these agreements will be used to pay down the existing loans


Riyadh – Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden), one of the fastest growing global mining companies and the largest multi-commodity mining and metals company in the Middle East,  announces that its subsidiary Ma’aden Wa’ad Al Shamal Phosphate Company (MWSPC) has signed new financing agreements for US$2.3 billion with leading local and regional financial institutions. The proceeds from these agreements will be used to pay down the existing loans.

MWSPC has also completed the amendment, rescheduling and transfer of a US$1.8 billion loan, previously held with the Public Investment Fund, to the Public Pension Agency.

The new financing facilities provide attractive and flexible corporate loan terms and conditions in place of the more restrictive project financing terms and conditions originally put in place. The “covenant-lite” terms of the refinancing arrangements, combined with an extended debt repayment schedule, are a step towards significantly strengthening the long term cash flow position for Ma’aden as part of its strategy to pursue new growth and development projects.

The financial institutions who supported this deal are Alinma Bank, the National Commercial Bank, Al-Rajhi Bank, Bank Albilad, Riyad Bank, Saudi British Bank, Bank AlJazira, Samba Bank, Saudi Fransi Bank.

Commenting on the announcement, Ma’aden’s Chief Executive Officer, Mosaed Al Ohali, said:

“We are proud of the strong appetite from banks to lend to Ma’aden MWSPC during the current challenging market conditions. This is a reflection of our financial strength and growth prospects and the durability of our assets. With abundant phosphate deposits in the north of Saudi Arabia, Ma’aden is well placed to build on its position as a leader in the global phosphates market and make Saudi Arabia a major contributor to global food security.”

“The mining sector is the ‘Third Pillar’ of Saudi industry and is considered one of the most important sectors for achieving the goals of Vision 2030, alongside the petroleum and petrochemicals sectors, as it strongly supports economic growth and job creation in remote areas.”

The MWSPC integrated phosphate fertilizer production complex, located at Wa’ad Al Shamal Minerals Industrial City, is considered one of the largest in the world. It comprises a US$8 billion joint venture investment between Ma’aden (60%), SABIC (15%), and The Mosaic Company (25%).

Send us your press releases to

© Press Release 2020

Disclaimer: The contents of this press release was provided from an external third party provider. This website is not responsible for, and does not control, such external content. This content is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and has not been edited in any way. Neither this website nor our affiliates guarantee the accuracy of or endorse the views or opinions expressed in this press release.

The press release is provided for informational purposes only. The content does not provide tax, legal or investment advice or opinion regarding the suitability, value or profitability of any particular security, portfolio or investment strategy. Neither this website nor our affiliates shall be liable for any errors or inaccuracies in the content, or for any actions taken by you in reliance thereon. You expressly agree that your use of the information within this article is at your sole risk.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, this website, its parent company, its subsidiaries, its affiliates and the respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, advertisers, content providers and licensors will not be liable (jointly or severally) to you for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, incidental, punitive or exemplary damages, including without limitation, lost profits, lost savings and lost revenues, whether in negligence, tort, contract or any other theory of liability, even if the parties have been advised of the possibility or could have foreseen any such damages.

More From Press Releases