Press Release

JCR-VIS finalizes rating of A assigned to the proposed TFC issue of Kashf Foundation
 

Karachi, June 21, 2007: Following the examination of legal documents, JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited has finalized the medium to long term rating of ‘A’ (Single A) with a ‘Stable’ outlook assigned to the proposed secured and privately placed issue of term finance certificates (TFCs) of Kashf Foundation. Entity ratings are outstanding at ‘BBB+/A-3’ (Triple B Plus/A Three).

The proposed issue amount of Rs. 720m is secured by a first pari passu charge on the company’s assets with a 25% margin against the outstanding TFC amount. In addition to this, 25% of the principal amount is secured by way of an irrevocable standby letter of credit from Citibank, NA.

For further information on this rating announcement, please contact Mr. Safdar Kazi (Ext: 604) or Ms. Sabeen Saleem (Ext: 608) at 5311861-70 (10 lines) or fax to 5311873.




Safdar Kazi
Advisor

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