Dubai, U.A.E., 10 March 2020 – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. announced today that its Board of Directors and Shareholders had authorized an additional US$300 million for bond repurchases to be conducted through open market transactions. To date, DAE has repurchased approximately US$555 million of principal amount of its publicly traded bonds under the previous authorizations of US$600 million.
DAE Chief Executive Officer Firoz Tarapore said: “We repurchased approximately US$70 million since recommencing the program last week. Today, we are increasing our available authorization as the current disruption in credit markets is creating opportunities for us to acquire our outstanding debt at compelling price levels. The current liquidity profile of the company remains robust.”
DAE currently has US$2.75 billion of publicly traded bonds outstanding in the US capital markets.
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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 to own and manage fleet of approximately 410 Airbus, ATR and Boeing aircraft with a fleet value exceeding US$15.5 billion. More information can be found on the company’s web site at www.dubaiaerospace.com.
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