World First Sovereign US Dollar Sustainability Sukuk Issuance by the Government of Malaysia

World First Sovereign US Dollar Sustainability Sukuk Issuance by the Government of Malaysia

Malaysia has issued the world’s first sovereign US dollar, upsizing the offering from an initial target size of US$1 billion to US$1.3 billion as oversubscription hit 6.4 times. Proceeds from the sukuk will be used for eligible social and green projects aligned to the UN SDGs. The sukuk attracted a diverse group of investors with 55 percent of the principal amount of the 10-year Sukuk distributed to investors in Asia, 33 percent to EMEA and 12 percent to the United States, whilst 46 percent of the principal amount of the 30-year Sukuk distributed to investors in Asia, 33 percent to EMEA and 21 percent to the United States.