RAM Ratings withdraws Hong Leong Islamic’s issue rating after full redemption

Published on 18 Jul 2019.

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RAM Ratings no longer has any rating obligation in respect of Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad’s Subordinated Sukuk Ijarah Programme of up to RM1.0 billion (2014/2024), following the full redemption on 17 June 2019 and cancellation of the facility. We have accordingly withdrawn the AA1/Stable rating of the programme. However, we will maintain surveillance of the Bank’s AAA/Stable/P1 financial institution ratings and the ratings of its following debt issues:


Long-term rating

Rating outlook

Multi-Currency Tier-2 Subordinated Sukuk Murabahah and Additional Tier-1 Sukuk Wakalah of up to RM2.0 billion (2017/2117)

  1. Tier-2 Subordinated Sukuk Murabahah
  2. Additional Tier-1 Sukuk Wakalah



i.  AA2

ii.  A1






Analytical contact
Liang Huey Jean, CFA
(603) 3385 2495

Media contact
Padthma Subbiah
(603) 3385 2577


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