|17 July, 2019

Dentons advises Burgan Bank on its Tier 1 capital securities and a new debt issuance

The amount of existing Tier 1 capital securities tendered and redeemed was $230,185,000

Dubai: Dentons has advised Burgan Bank K.P.S.C. on its tender offer in respect of its outstanding US$500 million perpetual Tier 1 capital securities and a new debt issuance of US$500 million perpetual Tier 1 capital securities, both of which completed on 9 July 2019. The amount of existing Tier 1 capital securities tendered and redeemed was US$230,185,000.

Dentons has also previously advised Burgan Bank K.P.S.C. on its debut Tier 1 capital securities issuance in 2014, the establishment of its EMTN programme in 2016, and updates of the EMTN programme in 2017 and 2018, including advising on drawdowns thereunder.

HSBC and J.P. Morgan acted as joint global co-ordinators and Bank ABC, Citigroup, Emirates NBD Capital, First Abu Dhabi Bank, NBK Capital and Standard Chartered Bank acted as joint lead managers in respect of the new issue. HSBC and J.P. Morgan acted as dealer managers in respect of the tender offer.

Alex Roussos, Capital Markets partner in Dentons' Dubai office, commented, "We are delighted to have assisted our longstanding client, Burgan Bank K.P.S.C. on this very important financing and liability management exercise. The success of the new issue and tender is a result of the incredibly hard work and resilience of the Burgan Bank K.P.S.C. team and the great teamwork amongst all participants on the transaction. We are continuing to see increased activity in the regulatory capital space in this region, including issuers proactively managing their roll overs in view of the impending first call dates. We are also seeing an improvement on the disclosure around some of the key mechanics of the instrument relating to PONV loss absorption and coupon cancellation."

The Dentons team was led by Alex Roussos, with assistance from senior associate Joshua Pileggi, associate Sana Siddiqui and trainee solicitor Niharika Khimji.

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