Abu Dhabi-listed United Arab Bank Signs $250m Loan

The two-year loan facility will be used to fund the lender’s general business.



United Arab Bank, the sixth-largest lender by market value on the Abu Dhabi bourse, signed a $250 million, two-year loan facility to be used to fund its general business.

The bank had originally aimed for a total size of $200 million but, having received subscriptions worth over twice this amount, it decided to expand the financing, it said in a statement late on Sunday.

UAB’s deal was backed by a dozen lenders, with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Arab Banking Corp, First Gulf Bank, National Bank of Umm al-Qaiwain and Union National Bank acting as bookrunners.

The other banks involved were Al Khaliji Commercial Bank, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Commercial Bank of Dubai, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Commerzbank and Standard Chartered.