Social Islami Bank Limited engages Australia-based BlueMount Capital for issuing an international sukuk
Social Islami Bank Limited and Australia based Investment Bank BlueMount Capital signed a Mandate Agreement on 15th March 2020 at the Head Office of SIBL. Under the scope of the Agreement, BlueMount Capital will act as the International Lead Manager in placing an international sukuk for USD 75 million for SIBL within the regulatory framework of Bangladesh. Mr. Quazi Osman Ali, Managing Director & CEO, and other high officials from SlBL were present at the signing ceremony. Local representatives of BlueMount Capital exchanged the Agreement on behalf of their organization.
BlueMount Capital is the International Lead Manager for the issuance of a US$75 million Sukuk by Social Islami Bank Limited (“SIBL” or the “Bank”) in international markets.
The funds raised under the Sukuk will be used by SIBL to comply with the capital adequacy requirements of Basel III and for working capital purposes.
About Social Islami Bank Limited
SIBL is a commercial bank in Bangladesh listed on the Dhaka Stock Exchange. The Bank was founded in 1995 and operates on Shariah Principles. SIBL has more than 3,300 employees and operates 161 branches and 27 sub-branches that are complemented by 115 Agent Banking outlets. The Bank’s mission is to become the Country’s most humanitarian, full-service bank that builds solid, long term business relationships with its customers and helps them with their banking needs. The Bank’s social and economic objectives are to create a caring society and to help eradicate poverty and to empower families.
SIBL has experienced good growth in business with deposits increasing from US$527.7 million in 2010 to $2.92 billion in 2018, whilst investments grew from $431.5 million to $2.8 billion over the same time. The business growth is reflected in growth in operating profits and net profit after tax. The Bank has a Moody’s credit rating of Long Term B1 and Short-Term NP, Stable.