Cagamas Issues Short-Term Papers Totalling RM545 Million

Kuala Lumpur, 23 November 2020 – Cagamas Berhad (“Cagamas” or “the Company”), the National Mortgage Corporation of Malaysia, announced its combined issuances of RM545 million, comprising RM300 million 3-month Conventional Commercial Papers (CCPs) and RM245 million 3-month Islamic Commercial Papers (ICPs). Proceeds from the issuances will be used to fund the purchase of housing loans and house financing from the financial system.

“Global market players remain vigilant as early optimism boosted by the news of promising vaccine trials was tempered by the rising coronavirus cases and new shutdowns in many parts of the world - which may continue to threaten the recovery from the pandemic recession. On the local front, the recent announcement of an improved Malaysian economy that recorded a smaller contraction of 2.7% in the third quarter of 2020 and continued expectation of further improvements moving forward, will provide a positive catalyst to attract foreign inflows to the local capital markets,” said President/Chief Executive Officer of Cagamas, Datuk Chung Chee Leong.

“Despite the continued downside risks on the global outlook, the Company has successfully priced its CCPs and ICPs issuances competitively at 21 bps to 24 bps, above the respective Malaysian Government Securities/ Malaysian Government Investment Issues,” added Datuk Chung.

The transaction marked the Company’s nineteenth issuance exercise for the year and brings the year-to-date issuance amount to RM7.32 billion.

The papers, which will be redeemed at their full nominal value upon maturity, are unsecured obligations of the Company, ranking pari passu and with all other existing unsecured obligations of the Company. They will be listed and tradable under the Scripless Securities Trading System.