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JCR-VIS Assigns Rating to TFC-IV of Askari Bank Limited

Karachi, September 9, 2014: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (JCR-VIS) has assigned instrument rating of ‘AA-’ (Double A Minus) to 4th (fourth) Issue of Term Finance Certificate (TFC-IV) of Askari Bank Limited (AKBL). AKBL has outstanding entity ratings of ‘AA/A-1+’ (Double A/A-One Plus). Outlook on the assigned ratings is ‘Stable’.

AKBL had issued unsecured, subordinated, rated and privately placed term finance certificate (TFC-IV) of Rs. 1,000 Million on December 23, 2011 to strengthen its Tier-2 Capital. The instrument has a tenor of 10 years, with a Call Option that is exercisable after the first 5 years, subject to the approval of State Bank of Pakistan. The instrument carries profit rate of average six months kibor plus a spread of 175 bps in the first 5 years, with the spread to be enhanced to 220 bps in the subsequent 5 years.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact Ms. Sobia Maqbool, CFA at 021-35311861-70 or Mr. Maimoon Rasheed at 042-36610681-84.

Javed Callea

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