Cenergi SEA Berhad
Level 4, Block E, Dataran PHB Saujana Resort, Section U2, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor.

General Line
+603 5885 0454

Fax Line
+603 5885 1474

Khazanah’s RE unit issues RM210mil Islamic debt note

KUALA LUMPUR: Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s owned renewable energy company, Cenergi SEA Bhd, has successfully issued its inaugural RM210 million Senior Islamic Medium-Term Notes (MTN) based on the Shariah principle of Wakalah Bi Al-Istithmar.

In a statement today, Cenergi said the MTN is in compliance with the Securities Commission’s (SC) Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) Sukuk framework, ASEAN Green Bonds Standards issued by the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum and Green Bond Principles issued by the International Capital Market Association (Asean SRI Green Senior Sukuk Wakalah).

It said the Asean SRI Green Senior Sukuk Wakalah issuance comprises a five-year RM85 million sukuk due in 2026 with a profit rate of 5.30 per cent per annum and a seven-year RM125 million sukuk due in 2028 with a profit rate of 5.55 per cent per annum respectively.

Cenergi group chief executive officer Hairol Azizi Tajudin said the issuance of the ASEAN SRI Green Senior Sukuk Wakalah provides a wider opportunity for the company to effectively manage and optimise its cashflow, grow its business and support the government’s aspiration in the enhancement of renewable energy (RE) sector.

Cenergi, being the sustainable energy subsidiary of Khazanah, is actively expanding its RE business, and plans to utilise the proceeds from the sukuk issuance to refinance its existing loans as well as to fund its upcoming RE projects.

The ASEAN SRI Green Senior Sukuk Wakalah is issued pursuant to Cenergi’s Islamic Notes Issuance Programme of up to an aggregate amount of RM1.5 billion in nominal value based on the Shariah principle of Wakalah Bi Al-Istithmar.

The Sukuk Programme has been assigned a final rating of A1/Stable for the senior Sukuk Wakalah and A3/Stable for the perpetual Sukuk Wakalah by RAM Rating Services Bhd.

RAM Sustainability Sdn Bhd has provided a second opinion on Cenergi’s Green Sukuk Framework.

CIMB Investment Bank Bhd is the sole principal adviser, sole lead arranger and sole lead manager for the Sukuk Programme.