CBB Sukuk Al-Salam Securities over subscribed

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) announces that the monthly issue of the Sukuk Al-Salam Islamic securities has been oversubscribed. Subscriptions worth BD63m were received for the BD12m issue, which carries a maturity of 91 days. The expected return on the issue, which begins on 27 January 2010 and matures on 28 April 2010, is 1.05%.