Maybank made an announcement to Bursa Malaysia on Monday 6 April 2015, to issue Special Purpose Audited Financial Statements to fulfil legal requirements of a foreign country in which Maybank intends to undertake a fund-raising exercise for working capital, general banking and other corporate purposes.
We wish to clarify that this fund-raising exercise is in relation to the upcoming issuance of Samurai bonds. This is one-off issuance and not part of any existing debt programme. The exact amount, tenor and coupon of the bonds are yet to be determined.
On 7 April 2015, Moody's issued a press release assigning an A3 long-term foreign currency senior unsecured debt rating to the upcoming Samurai bonds.