FWU Group successfully issues the second tranche of $100 million Sukuk Al-Wakala program

The Sukuk has been assigned an investment grade credit rating of BBB- by Fitch and is being issued in amortizing tranches, each with a term of five years, and an average life of approximately 2.5 years. Distributions will be made quarterly to investors on a fully amortising basis, with a profit rate of seven per cent per annum. The first tranche of the program, for $20 million closed in October 2013, and was oversubscribed. The transaction was structured to fund the operations of one of FWU’s five main subsidiaries, Atlanticlux Lebensversicherung S.A. (ATL), Luxembourg. The lead arranger and bookrunner for this issuance, EIIB-Rasmala, comprises the AIM-listed European Islamic Investment Bank Plc and Rasmala Group.