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12 September, 2018

UAE's Aldar Properties to transfer debt to new subsidiary -CFO

Shares in the new subsidiary could be sold through an initial public offering in the future, Greg Fewer told reporters

Aldar Properties, Meera projects.

Aldar Properties, Meera projects.

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DUBAI  - Aldar Properties, Abu Dhabi's largest developer, will move its existing debt to a new subsidiary, its chief financial officer said on Wednesday.

Aldar announced earlier on Wednesday that it is spinning off recurring-revenue assets worth 20 billion dirhams ($5.45 billion) into a new, fully-owned subsidiary as it seeks to achieve operational efficiencies and raise cheaper capital.

The new subsidiary, Aldar Investments, has been assigned a Baa1 rating by Moody's, a notch above Aldar's, and plans to issue new, benchmark sukuk, or Islamic bonds, shortly.

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Shares in the new subsidiary could be sold through an initial public offering in the future, Aldar Properties Chief Financial Officer Greg Fewer told reporters.

($1 = 3.6730 UAE dirham)

(Reporting by Stanley Carvalho; writing by Davide Barbuscia; editing by Jason Neely) ((Davide.Barbuscia@thomsonreuters.com; +971522604297; Reuters Messaging: davide.barbuscia.reuters.com@reuters.net))