APICORP seals SR1b deal with Al-Rajhi Bank for more funding

Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), the multilateral development bank of the 10 member states of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), has closed a five-year SR1 billion ($267 million) bilateral Shari’ah-compliant facility with Al Rajhi Bank. The facility is aimed at retaining and increasing APICORP’s medium-term funding. Al Rajhi Bank was the sole Murabaha Facility Arranger, Lender and Agent. APICORP enjoys a foreign currency issuer rating of Aa3 for long-term debt and Prime-1 for its short-term debt with stable outlook from Moody’s Investors Service. Al Rajhi Bank is the largest retail bank in KSA with total assets of SR279 billion ($74.4 billion).