Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) Welcomes the Secondary Green Bond Listing by Masdar
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) welcomed the secondary listing of a US$750 million Green Bond by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), the global clean energy powerhouse based in Abu Dhabi.
The ten-year bond, which was 5.6 times oversubscribed, carries a 4.875 % coupon rate and will mature in July 2033. It aims to fund new clean energy projects. The issuance was assigned an A2 rating by Moody’s and A+ by Fitch.
H.E Dr Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, COP28 President-Designate and Chairman of Masdar, said: “Masdar is proud to be listing our first Green Bond on ADX in the UAE’s capital city of Abu Dhabi where Masdar was first established in 2006.
"With the proceeds of this bond issuance being used predominantly to finance new greenfield renewable projects in developing countries, this initiative is advancing our global investment in developing and emerging economies where it is needed most.
"Ahead of COP28, Masdar’s Green Bond bridges the financing gap between the Global North and the Global South, meeting a critical need for an equitable and inclusive energy transition.”
Commenting on the listing, Abdulla Salem Alnuaimi, Chief Executive Officer of ADX, said: “We congratulate Masdar for the successful listing of its green bonds, and we are delighted to become a platform that offers investors a growing selection of asset classes to diversify their portfolios.
"In light of the growing demand for diversified income streams, this additional green listing reinforces our positioning as a facilitator for growth and an enabler that accelerates sustainable investment.
“We are proud to contribute to the national drive, ‘UAE Net Zero by 2050’ by offering investors who are looking for sustainable projects the access to companies that have a robust green strategy.”
In the lead-up to COP 28 in the UAE, ADX has seen an increase in the number of green bonds listed this year. This comes as part of issuers’ efforts to deploy capital towards sustainable and clean energy projects.
Last month, ADX welcomed the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) secondary listing of dual-tranche bonds valued at $1.5 billion on ADX, and earlier in 2023, Sweihan PV Power Company made a secondary bond listing of US$700 million green bonds,
In its aim to support the growth of the UAE's dynamic and diversified economy and reinforce Abu Dhabi’s positioning as an international market, ADX remains committed to promoting best practices and fortifying its footprint in a thriving financial ecosystem.