Middle East and Africa: Ras Laffan Liquified Natural Gas

Issuer: Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Co Ltd 3
Size of deal: $2.23 billion
Date of issue: July 16, 2009
Ratings: A+/Aa2/A (Fitch, Moody’s, S&P)
Maturity: Sept 30, 2012/2014/2019
Pricing: $500 million 2012: 4.5% (300bp over UST), $1.115 billion 2014: 5.5% (312.5bp), $615 million 2019: 6.75% (325bp)

Bookrunners: Citi, Credit Suisse and HSBC

The $2.23 billion multi-tranche bond by Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas (RasGas) was a big step towards transforming the Qatar-based company from a project financ