Facility includes option to increase size to US$600 million
Dubai, U.A.E., 12 December 2018 – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. announced today that it has signed a new four-year unsecured revolving credit facility arranged by Emirates NBD as sole Mandated Lead Arranger and Bookrunner. The initial commitment of US$535 million is from a group of eight regional banks. The accordion feature allows the facility to be increased to up to US$600 million at any time after the initial closing. The facility will support the future financing needs of the business.
Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer of DAE said: “We are pleased to sign this facility with Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the UAE and the Middle East. This facility reinforces the strong availability of liquidity in the market and the confidence in DAE’s strategy and reputation. The addition of this facility substantially enhances our financial flexibility and provides yet another element of diversification to our funding strategy.”
Ahmed Al Qassim, Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Banking for ENBD said: “This transaction demonstrates Emirates NBD’s strong commitment to support DAE as part of our long-term strategic partnership”.
This facility brings DAE’s total unsecured revolving credit facilities to US$2.1 billion.
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Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. is a globally recognized aerospace corporation and one of the largest aircraft leasing companies in the world. Headquartered in Dubai, DAE’s leasing and engineering divisions serve over 125 airline customers around the world from its seven locations in Dubai, Dublin, Amman, Singapore and the US.
DAE’s award-winning leasing division DAE Capital has an owned, managed and committed fleet of approximately 365 Airbus, ATR and Boeing aircraft with a fleet value of US$14 billion. More information can be found on the company’s web site at www.dubaiaerospace.com.
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