RAM Ratings withdraws ratings of Hong Leong Financial Group’s RM1.8 bil CP/MTN Programme

Published on 22 Sep 2020.

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RAM Ratings has received confirmation that Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad (HLFG) had fully redeemed its RM1.8 billion Commercial Papers/Medium-Term Notes Programme (2011/2031) and subsequently cancelled the facility on 17 September 2020. Consequently, we have withdrawn the AA1/Stable/P1 ratings of the programme and no longer have any rating obligation in respect of the facility.

We will, however, maintain surveillance of HLFG’s AA1/Stable/P1 corporate credit ratings as well as the ratings of the debt programmes listed in the table below.



RM25 bil Multi-Currency Senior Notes, Tier-2 Subordinated Notes, and Additional Tier-1 Capital Securities Programme (2017/2117)*

  1. Senior Notes
  2. Tier-2 Subordinated Notes
  3. Additional Tier-1 Capital Securities





RM3 bil Commercial Papers Programme (2017/2025)*


*Combined limit of RM25.0 bil



Analytical contact
Goh Kwan Kheen, Timothy
(603) 3385 2496

Media contact
Padthma Subbiah
(603) 3385 2577


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