Saudi Dar Al Arka ratings unchanged following US$450 million sukuk issue
Source: BI-ME , Author: BI-ME staff
Posted: Tue February 23, 2010 10:37 am

SAUDI ARABIA. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that its long-term corporate credit rating on Saudi homebuilder Dar Al Arkan (DAAR; BB-/Stable/--) remained unchanged following the company's issue of its US$450 million sukuk notes.

We believe this issue removes short-term refinancing risks, which is positive, but we note that the rating already incorporated successful refinancing of DAAR's March 2010 debt maturity.

 Our 'BB-' issue rating on the sukuk notes also remains unchanged following our review of final documentation, S&P said.
 

 

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