US$2.8 billion of new unsecured long-term credit facilities in last 12 months
Dubai, U.A.E., 27 June 2019:
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. announced today that it has signed a new long-term unsecured revolving credit facility (the “Facility”) with First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC and HSBC Bank Middle East Limited as Bookrunners and Mandated Lead Arrangers. Following an oversubscription in syndication the Facility was closed at an amount of US$440 million with a group of 12 lenders. 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 First Abu Dhabi Bank and HSBC. This facility reinforces the strong availability of liquidity in the market and the confidence in DAE’s strategy and reputation. DAE has raised US$2.8 billion of new, long-term unsecured revolving credit facilities in the last year. These facilities support the growth of our business, dramatically boost the liquidity cushion and facilitate our migration to a principally unsecured debt issuer. Our Unsecured Debt – to – Total Debt ratio is approaching 60%.”
Andy Cairns, Head of Global Corporate Finance at FAB commented: “FAB is delighted to have been given the opportunity to co-lead this highly successful syndication which was specifically targeted at the Asian banking community. We look forward to supporting DAE in its future growth endeavors.”
Hussain Al Tajir, Head of Dubai Coverage, Global Banking at HSBC commented: “The significant oversubscription in syndication reflects the strength of DAE’s operational performance and strategic ambitions. We are pleased to have been able to support the growth of one of Dubai’s leading global corporations.”
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 355 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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