Islamic finance deal of the year – Government of Malaysia

Islamic finance deal of the year – Government of Malaysia

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Issuer: 1 Malaysia Sukuk Global Berhad
Size of deal: $1.25 billion
Date of issue: May 27, 2010
Maturity: June 4, 2015
Coupon: 3.928% (UST + 180bp)

The Government of Malaysia’s $1.25 billion global sukuk in May marked the sovereign’s return to the global debt markets after an eight-year hiatus, when it issued the world’s first global sukuk. The transaction was the largest ever US dollar sovereign sukuk.

Malaysia concluded the deal amidst a volatile market environment, with concerns of a contagion effe