Press Release

JCR-VIS Harmonizes Fund Stability Rating of First Habib Cash Fund

Karachi, April 02, 2012: Following the revision in fund stability rating methodology, JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited has harmonized the fund stability rating (FSR) of First Habib Cash Fund (FHCF) from ‘AA+(f)’ (Double A Plus (f)) to ‘AA(f)’ (Double A (f)).

FHCF is structured as a money market fund. As per its investment policy, at least 60% of net assets have to be invested in T-bills and remaining exposures by the fund are subject to minimum credit rating of ‘AA’. Maximum weighted average time to maturity of the net assets cannot exceed 90 days. In line with the investment policy, at end- February 2012, 85% of the total assets were invested in T-bills and remaining assets comprised Term Deposit Receipts placed with commercial banks. Weighted average time to maturity of fund’s assets was 70 days at end-February 2012.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact Mr. Javed Callea (Ext: 501) or Ms. Sobia Maqbool, CFA (Ext: 506) at 021-35311861-70 or fax to 021-35311872-3.

Jamal Abbas Zaidi
Deputy CEO

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