Press Release

JCR-VIS Assigns Preliminary Rating to the Proposed TFCs issue of NRSP Microfinance Bank Limited

Karachi, June 14, 2016: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (JCR-VIS) has assigned preliminary rating of ‘A-’ (Single A Minus) to the proposed TFC issue of NRSP Microfinance Bank Limited (NRSPB). Outlook on the assigned rating is ‘Stable’. The entity rating of NRSPB is ‘A-/A-2’ (Single A Minus / A-Two) with a ‘Positive’ outlook.

The preliminary rating assigned to the privately placed term finance certificate takes into account the security structure of the instrument whereby partial cash coverage of upto Rs. 300m (equivalent to 10% of the issue size) is available throughout the instrument tenor alongwith first pari passu charge on present and future current assets of the bank with a 25% margin. Rating also takes note of sufficient cushion available in the balance sheet to meet obligations other than depositors. The issue amount is Rs. 3b inclusive of a green shoe option of Rs. 1b with principal repayment in eight equal quarterly installments over the period of two years beginning from the third month of the issue date.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact the undersigned (Ext: 501) or Mr. Muhammad Khalid Ali (Ext: 508) at (021)35311861-70 or fax to (021) 35311872-3

Javed Callea

Applicable Rating Criteria:

Microfinance Institutions (October 2003) ()
Rating the Issue (Sept 2014) ()

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