Press Release

JCR-VIS assigns final rating of ‘A’ to Sukuk issue of Aisha Steel Mills Limited

Karachi, March 28, 2013: Having reviewed the legal documents, JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited has finalized the rating of the Sukuk issue of Aisha Steel Mills Limited (ASML) at ‘A’ (Single A). Outlook on the assigned rating is ‘Stable’.

ASML has issued a 6-month Sukuk amounting to Rs. 500m. It is secured by way of joint first pari passu floating charge on all stocks, raw materials, packaging materials, finished goods, stock in trade and book debts. Rating also derives comfort from the Letter of Comfort from the company’s primary sponsor, Arif Habib Corporation Limited.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact the undersigned (Ext: 501) or Ms. Sobia Maqbool, CFA (Ext: 604) at 92-21-35311861-70 or fax to 92-21-35311873.

Javed Callea

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