SALE Mandates Second Bond Issue
11 Jun 2001
SINGAPORE – 11 June 2001 – Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise, (“S.A.L.E.”) today announced the mandate of a Singapore dollar-denominated corporate bond issue. The fixed rate bond, has been mandated jointly to UOB Asia Limited and Keppel TatLee Bank Limited. This bond issue is expected to raise S$200 million to finance the acquisition of a new Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. This is the second bond issue by S.A.L.E. and follows its successful inaugural issue in April 2000, which was also managed and underwritten by UOB Asia Limited (“UOBA”).
Robert Martin, S.A.L.E. Managing Director, commented, “The Singapore-dollar bond market offers an alternative and cost-effective method of raising financing to fund S.A.L.E.’s expansion. We are delighted at being able to achieve this diversified form of financing with UOB Asia and Keppel TatLee Bank who, by arranging and underwriting our second bond issue, have demonstrated their confidence in S.A.L.E.”
“Our successful track record of profitable expansion since our formation and the expanding aircraft market are the main reasons why investors would be interested in subscribing to our bonds,” MrMartin said.
S.A.L.E. is one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing businesses headquartered in Singapore, and
was established in 1993. S.A.L.E. currently has 33 aircraft worth US$1.5 billion on lease to 19
airlines in 13 countries around the globe, with lessees including America West, Emirates, Korean
Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Monarch Airlines and Qatar Airways. The company has experienced
significant growth in profits each year since its formation.
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