Kuala Lumpur, 20 June 2022 – Cagamas Berhad (“Cagamas” or “the Company”), the National Mortgage Corporation of Malaysia, announced the successful pricing of its RM100 million 3-year Islamic Medium Term Notes (IMTNs). The proceeds from the IMTNs will be used to fund the purchase of house financing from the financial system.
“The transaction was successfully priced ahead of the widely expected further interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve (the Fed) in its efforts to contain inflation. The Fed later announced an increase of 75 basis points (bps) in interest rate, the largest increase since 1994. With the Company’s latest sukuk pricing, we are encouraged by the Company’s issuance performance thus far, which registers a total of RM7.3 billion worth of bonds and sukuk,” said President/ Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Chung Chee Leong.
“Despite a challenging market environment, the Company’s sukuk continued to garner interest from investors which demonstrates their confidence and support for the Company. The issuance was concluded via private placement and competitively priced at 40 bps above the corresponding Malaysian Government Investment Issues,” added Datuk Chung.
The sukuk will be redeemed at their full nominal value upon maturity, and are unsecured obligations of the Company, ranking pari passu with all other existing unsecured obligations of the Company