The Ministry of Finance, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, would like to announce that it has mandated a number of international and local investment banks to organize a series of fixed income investor meetings commencing on Monday, 05/01/1439H (corresponding to 25th September 2017). The Ministry of Finance has also mandated such investment banks to manage and arrange an offering of notes under the GMTN Programme established by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on 10 October 2016 and updated on Friday 22 September 2017.
Subject to market conditions, a Rule 144A/Reg S Senior Unsecured USD benchmark offering will follow such meetings.
This announcement is not being made in and copies of it may not be distributed or sent into the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan.
This press release does not constitute an offer, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or any other countries, of the securities mentioned above. The securities referred to herein may not be sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not intend to register any of the securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States. The securities will be offered in the United States to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. This announcement is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.
This communication does not constitute an offer of the Securities to the public in the United Kingdom. No prospectus has been or will be approved in the United Kingdom in respect of the Securities. This communication is being distributed to and is directed only at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) persons who are investment professionals within the meaning of Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”) and (iii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “Relevant Persons”). Any investment activity to which this communication relates will only be available to and will only be engaged with, Relevant Persons. Any person who is not a Relevant Person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.