HSBC Among Banks Said to Agree $4 Billion Al Jaber Debt Deal

Abu Dhabi-based Al Jaber Group eached a deal with its five main lenders to restructure about $4 billion of debt. The company agreed on terms, including loan repayments over five years. The debt, which includes both conventional and Islamic facilities, will pay annual interest of between 300 basis points, or 3 percentage points, to 400 basis points over the London Interbank Offered Rate. The deal will result in no loan losses. National Bank of Abu Dhabi PJSC, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC (ADCB), Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and Union National Bank PJSC make up the coordinating committee with HSBC negotiating the new terms on behalf of about 30 lenders.