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Ministry of Finance wishes to announce the issuance of Sukuk Simpanan Rakyat 01/2009 amounting to RM2.5 billion on 14 May 2009. This is the first issue of the two series of 3-year RM2.5 billion sukuk each in 2009. Bank Negara Malaysia has been appointed to issue the sukuk on behalf of the Government.
The sukuk, which will be scripless and based on Shariah principles, is an additional investment instrument for Malaysian citizens who are 21 years and above. The RM2.5 billion sukuk, which has a 3-year tenure, offers a return of 5% per annum and provides the flexibility for early redemption before the maturity date.
Those wishing to subscribe may apply for Sukuk Simpanan Rakyat 01/2009 during the sales period, commencing from 14 April to 13 May 2009.The minimum investment in Sukuk Simpanan Rakyat 01/2009 is RM1,000 with a maximum of RM50,000 per investor. The maximum aggregate holdings per investor for the two series of Sukuk Simpanan Rakyat 2009 is RM50,000. Sukuk Simpanan Rakyat 01/2009 can be subscribed at all commercial banks, including Islamic banks, Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad, Bank Simpanan Nasional and Agrobank. The allocation of Sukuk Simpanan Rakyat 01/2009 is based on a first-come first-served basis. Successful applicants will be notified by their agent banks. Profit payments will be made on a quarterly basis through the sukuk holders' accounts with their agent banks.