Press Release 2018

UOB Malaysia issues RM600 million Basel III-compliant Tier 2 Subordinated Medium Term Notes

The Bank first tranche under its RM8.0 billion Senior and Subordinated Medium Term Notes Programme was 2.5 times subscribed

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25 July 2018 - United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd (UOB Malaysia) today announced the issuance of its RM600 million Basel III-compliant Tier 2 Subordinated Medium Term Notes (the Notes) at a fixed coupon rate of 4.80 per cent. The Notes are the first bond issuance under UOB Malaysia RM8.0 billion Senior and Subordinated Medium Term Notes Programme and are rated AA1 by RAM Rating Services Berhad.

Increased from an initial target of RM500 million, the issuance was 2.5 times subscribed with orders in excess of RM1.5 billion. Strong investor demand also saw the Notes priced at the lower end of the initial price guidance range with a fixed coupon rate of 4.80 per cent. UOB Malaysia plans to use the net proceeds from the issuance for general business purposes.

Mr Wong Kim Choong, Chief Executive Officer, UOB Malaysia, said, We are pleased with the strong demand for UOB Malaysia debut offering under our RM8.0 billion Medium Term Notes Programme. The strong credit rating, tight pricing and the oversubscription of these Notes reflect the continued confidence of the investment community in UOB Malaysia robust capital position and business fundamentals.

The Notes will be due in 2028 and callable after July 2023. UOB Malaysia and HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad are the joint lead managers on this transaction.

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1The initial offer price was set at a range of between 4.80 per cent and 4.85 per cent.

For acquisitions. UOB is rated among the world top banks: Aa1 by Moody’s and AA- by Standard & Poor and Fitch Ratings respectively. In Malaysia, UOB Malaysia receives AAA/Stable/P1 financial institution rating from RAM Ratings.

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