Press Release

JCR-VIS Finalizes Rating of proposed TFC-II of Faysal Bank Limited

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Karachi, September 27, 2010: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited has finalized the rating of
‘AA-’ (Double A Minus) assigned to the proposed second issue of unsecured, subordinated, privately placed term finance certificates (TFCs) of Faysal Bank Limited, following the examination of signed legal documents.

The issue amounting to Rs. 3 billion will contribute towards the bank’s tier-II capital. The tenor of the issue is proposed to be 7 years, with more than 99% of principal redemption commencing in the sixth year. The TFC is priced at 6-months KIBOR plus 2.25%.

In view of the planned acquisition of The Royal Bank of Scotland Limited (Pakistan operations), the entity and TFC ratings of FBL continue to be placed under ‘Rating Watch-Developing’ status.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact Ms. Sobia Maqbool (Ext: 506) or Mr. Javed Callea (Ext: 501) at (92-21) 35311861-70 or fax to (92-21) 35311873.

Faheem Ahmad
President & CEO

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