UAE – March 8, 2012 – Standard Chartered has won 11 awards in the EMEA Finance Achievement Awards 2011, the fifth straight year that the bank has been a recipient of multiple awards from EMEA Finance. Standard Chartered Bank will be feted during EMEA Finance’s fifth annual Achievement Awards Charity Dinner on June 21, 2012 in London.
In the Sovereigns & Supras DCM Awards, a number of transactions which were lead by the Bank won awards, including “Deal of the Year: Qatar’s USD 5 billion Eurobond”; “Best sovereign bond in EMEA”: Qatar’s USD 5 billion Eurobond; “Best sovereign bond in the Middle East”: Lebanon’s USD 1.4 billion issuance; “Best sovereign borrower: Republic of Lebanon”; “Best Islamic borrower: Islamic Development Bank”; and “Best sovereign Sukuk: Kingdom of Bahrain’s USD 750 million issuance“.
In the Corporate and FIG space a number of trades lead by Standard Chartered also won awards including “Best Corporate Sukuk: Emaar Properties USD 500 million issuance” and “Best Financial Institutions Sukuk: First Gulf Bank’s USD 650 million issuance”. The Bank also lead a number of syndicated loans which received awards including “Best syndicated loan in EMEA: Qatar Petroleum’s funding”; “Best syndicated loan in the Middle East: ACWA Power’s funding for Qurayyah IPP” and “Best syndicated loan in Africa: Kosmos Energy’s USD 2 billion funding”.
Henrik Raber, Global Head, Debt Capital Markets, Standard Chartered, said:
“The distinction reaffirms Standard Chartered’s solid performance in 2011 and serves as a tribute to the exceptional team effort that our staff has consistently displayed over the years. This is the fifth straight year that we have won multiple awards from EMEA Finance, which clearly demonstrates our leadership in the capital markets and validates our uncompromising commitment to satisfy the distinct needs of our customers.”