Posted Date: April 09, 2021

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MARC CEO Datuk Jamaludin Nasir with the winners from MARC's Lead Managers' League Table Awards 2020

Kuala Lumpur, April 9, 2021 - Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC) honoured key movers and shakers in Malaysia's debt capital markets comprising investment banks and corporates as well as bond/sukuk issuers at its Lead Managers League Table Awards 2020 held at Hilton Kuala Lumpur.

MARC's Group Chief Executive Officer Datuk Jamaludin Nasir paid tribute to all award winners for their adaptability and sheer determination in these challenging times. He also acknowledged the collective responsibility of MARC, together with other capital market intermediaries, to do their part towards ensuring the sustainable recovery of our domestic economy.

CIMB Investment Bank Berhad topped the issued value league table of MARC-rated debt and sukuk programmes/issuances, with Maybank Investment Bank Berhad coming in second and HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad in third place. The issue count league table of MARC-rated debt and sukuk programmes/issuances was headed by Maybank Investment Bank Berhad. Coming in second were CIMB Investment Bank Berhad, HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad and RHB Investment Bank Berhad.

Notable corporates were recognised in separate categories. Sime Darby Property Berhad was honoured with MARC's Sustainability Award 2020 in recognition of its effective sustainability governance structure and related processes. Meanwhile, National Cancer Council Malaysia was the winner of MARC's Transparency Award 2020 for its contribution to promoting transparency among non-profit organisations.

The Project Financing Award 2020 was awarded to Pengerang LNG (Two) Sdn Bhd given its role in the development of the gas industry whereas Leader Energy Sdn Bhd was the recipient of the Green Project Finance Award 2020 in view of its commitment towards providing clean energy.

Published annually, the league tables rank the lead managers by volume and number of lead-arranged MARC-rated issuances in any given year. Since its inception in 1996 to February 2021, MARC has completed 876 ratings valued at almost RM 600 billion.

Lalitha Sivanesan, +603-2717 2953/ lalitha@marc.com.my;
Nurfarain Mohd Dom, +603-2717 2925/ farah@marc.com.my.