Business Economy : HDFC Bank exclusively lists INR 739 Crore AT1 masala bonds in IFSC

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Kolkata, Oct 1 : In a first, HDFC Bank, India’s leading Private Bank, listed their Rs 739 Crore Masala AT1 bonds exclusively in GIFT IFSC today.

Commenting on the listing, V. Balasubramaniam, MD and CEO, INDIA INX, said, “We take immense pride in welcoming HDFC Bank’s first AT1 Masala Bonds of Rs 739 Cr. on India INX and adding them to our existing deck of masala bond issuers which include Asian Development Bank (ADB) and NTPC Limited. This takes our masala bond issuance on India INX to Rs 5,889 Cr. and total bond listings to over USD 33+ Bn with the total medium term notes established to the tune of USD 55+ Bn. This pioneering transaction will open new avenues for other banks and marquee issuers from India to raise foreign investments through listing on India INX.”

Commenting on the listing, Injeti Srinivas, Chairman, IFSCA, said, “I am happy to note that the international exchanges in GIFT IFSC are emerging as a preferred destination for Indian banks and corporates for raising debt capital in the form of AT 1 bonds. I compliment HDFC Bank on their initiative for listing the first AT 1 Masala bonds on both the exchanges in GIFT IFSC.”

Commenting on the listing, Sashidhar Jagdishan, Managing Director & CEO, HDFC Bank, said, “We are thrilled to announce that we have successfully placed first ever AT1 Masala Bond issued by any Bank. The issue was privately placed. We believe that this also opens up such opportunities for other well rated Indian issuers. The Issue is being listed at India International Exchange (“India INX”) at the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (“GIFT City”) and NSE IFSC simultaneously. This is our second listing on these platforms as they are becoming popular destinations for listing Indian papers. We are thankful to the investor for this vote of confidence in us as well as India.”

Commenting on the listing, Tapan Ray, MD & Group CEO, GIFT City, said, “We are moving closer to our aim in GIFT IFSC being the Global Finance hub and the destination of choice for Indian issuers for raising foreign capital and listing the same in our very own IFSC Exchanges. We welcome HDFC Bank’s first AT1 masala bond issuance exclusively listed on both IFSC Exchanges.”

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