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'BANK HAS AMPLE LIQUIDITY'

Dubai Islamic settles $1bn Tamweel liabilities

Dubai, September 19, 2013

Dubai Islamic Bank has settled 4 billion dirhams ($1.09 billion) of liabilities from mortgage subsidiary Tamweel two years ahead of their maturity, the bank said on Thursday.

This amounts to all of Dubai Islamic's bilateral liabailities relating to Tamweel, a bank statement said.

The bank settled the liabilities early because it has "robust capitalisation and ample liquidity", it said.

They were part of a five-year moratorium Tamweel agreed with creditors in 2010 and were due to mature in October 2015.

Dubai Islamic upped its stake in Tamweel to nearly 90 per cent following a tender offer earlier this year to acquire the Islamic mortgage provider's outstanding shares.

Tamweel's operations are now fully merged with those of its parent firm. - Reuters




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