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Press Release
December 04, 2018

PAHANG, Selasa (4 Disember 2018) – Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) meneruskan lagi komitmen tanggungjawab sosial korporatnya pada hari ini yang merangkumi inisiatif pemeliharaan dan pemuliharaan seekor anak gajah istimewa bernama Elly yang ditempatkan di Pusat Konservasi Gajah Kebangsaan (PKGK), Kuala Gandah, Pahang.

Pada tahun lepas, EXIM Bank telah menjalankan program tanggungjawab sosial korporat di sini dengan memberi sumbangan kaki palsu kepada seekor gajah istimewa bernama Selendang. EXIM Bank juga telah memberi wajah baru kepada Pusat Maklumat PKGK dengan informasi serta statistik terkini berkenaan dengan gajah secara keseluruhannya.

Kini, EXIM Bank meneruskan lagi usaha tanggungjawab sosial korporatnya dengan mengambil Elly sebagai anak angkat. Berusia dua tahun, Elly dijumpai dalam keadaan tidar sedarkan diri setelah kehilangan kaki kanan hadapannya di Kg. Sokut Toku, Tanah Merah, Jeli, Kelantan akibat perangkap samar buatan manusia. Ia dirawat di Pusat Konservasi Gajah Terengganu sebelum dipindahkan ke PKGK, Kuala Gandah bagi proses pemulihan seterusnya.

Program pada hari ini telah dirasmikan oleh Presiden / Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif EXIM Bank, Puan Norzilah Mohammed dan disaksikan oleh Ketua PKGK, Kuala Gandah, En. Nasharuddin Othman dimana pihak Bank telah menyalurkan sumbangan berupa kaki palsu gajah (prosthetic leg), sebuah padok mudah alih (portable paddock), stok vitamin serta ubat-ubatan untuk kegunaan harian Elly bagi tempoh setahun. Acara susulan diikuti dengan lawatan ke sekitar kawasan PKGK, Kuala Gandah dan persembahan video berkenaan gajah-gajah secara umum di Malaysia.

December 04, 2018

PAHANG, Tuesday (4 December 2018) – EXIM Bank today continues with its CSR commitment in the area of elephant conservation, education and elephants’ welfare at the Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre (NECC) by adopting a handicapped baby elephant named Elly.

Last year, EXIM Bank refurbished and redesigned the educational materials for Kuala Gandah NECC as well as funding a custom-made prosthetic leg for a 13 year old female elephant, ‘Selendang’.

This year, EXIM Bank goes one step further by adopting the two year old baby Elly and provides her with a prosthetic leg, a new portable paddock for daily mobility exercise and a one-year supply of multivitamins and other supplements. She lost her front lower right foot from a trap laid by illegal hunters and was found unconscious at Kg. Sokut Toku, Tanah Merah, Jeli Kelantan. Elly was then rescued by Terengganu’s Elephant Conservation Centre to receive its early medical treatment before being transferred to NECC for her recovery process.   

October 13, 2018

SELANGOR, Saturday (13 October 2018) – As part of its CSR community programme, EXIM Bank today held a ‘gotong royong’ activity at Pertubuhan Kebajikan Islam Peribadi Mulia here in Kg. Sg. Kantan, Kajang.

The 34 volunteers, together with the orphans, spent half a day sprucing up the house with new coats of paint, installing wardrobes and new rubber mats as well. Apart from the activities, EXIM Bank also purchased various household items for the orphanage that include washing machine, standing fans and kitchen appliances worth about RM5,000. 

Present at the event was President/Chief Executive Officer (P/CEO), Pn. Norzilah Mohammed and Deputy President Operations, En. Marazizi Omar. On behalf of EXIM Bank, Norzilah handed over RM5,000 as part of the Bank’s donation towards the home’s  upkeep. 

PKIPM was established on 25 December 2012 by Pn. Siti Salmiah Ismail. This home caters to a total of 62 children from poor families and abandoned children. Six caretakers are taking care of the children ranging from the age of 2 up to 17 years old.

PKIPM derived its source of income solely through donations from corporate companies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), charitable organizations and personal donation to sustain their monthly expenses.


October 05, 2018

Kuala Lumpur, Friday (5 October 2018) - As part of its continuous Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) education initiative, Export-Import Bank of Malaysia (EXIM Bank) today handed out more than 200 copies of its special edition book entitled “Exporting and International Trade” written by Mr. AB Teoh to First City University College (FCUC). The specially designed book comes in three versions i.e. Bahasa Malaysia, English and Mandarin.

The ceremony started off by the handing over of books by Pn. Norzilah Mohammed, President/Chief Executive Officer of EXIM Bank to Tan Sri Dato’ Teo Chiang Liang, Director of First City University College witnessed by faculty members of FCUC and EXIM Bank representatives. It was then followed by a campus and library tour.

Prior to the event, EXIM Bank had earlier distributed more than 2,000 copies of the special edition book to University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Kampar, Perak, Multimedia University (MMU) in Air Keroh, Melaka and Asia Pacific University (APU) in Bukit Jalil. The books were received by Asst. Prof. Dr. Au Yong Hui Nee of UTAR and Asst. Prof. Dr Gerald Goh Guan Gan of MMU respectively.

EXIM Bank also plans to distribute the books to University Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) in Kuala Lumpur next month. The Bank chose to hand out this book to universities due to its wide coverage on export procedures and processes in relation to Malaysia. It also covers International Trade which will provide a good reference for students wishing to be in the export-import business.

September 15, 2018

VIETNAM, Saturday (15 September 2018) - Export-Import Bank of Malaysia (EXIM Bank) today witnessed the official opening ceremony of British University Vietnam (BUV) Ecopark Campus which it financed under its Overseas Project Financing Facility.

The ceremony was officiated by Mr. Phung Xuan Nha, Minister of Education and Training and attended by officials from the Vietnam government, BUV board members and EXIM Bank representatives. Among them are Mr. Nguyen Van Phuc, Deputy Minister of Education and Training, Sir Graeme Davies, Chairman of BUV and Dato’ Loy Teik Ngan, BUV board member. EXIM Bank invitation is headed by its P/CEO, Puan Norzilah Mohammed.

The University is located in Hung Yen Province that is only 10km from Hanoi’s city centre. This state-of-the-art campus took 3 years to construct and has the capacity to accommodate up to 3,000 students. The university’s open design concept which allows closeness to nature is also equipped with modern and high technology facilities. Known as BUV Ecopark Campus, the students will be exposed to an active learning environment that encourages discovery and research capability.

Apart from making available the ideal learning environment, combining nature and modern technology, students will be exposed to teaching methodology and learning experience structured according to UK standard format and programmes, ensuring quality graduates for the markets.

According to Norzilah, P/CEO of EXIM Bank, BUV is indeed another milestone for EXIM Bank in penetrating the global education market in support of Malaysian investors and exporters.

“In 2017, EXIM Bank extended its credit support of RM16.2 billion for both financing and insurance into 12 primary key sectors under the national key economic areas. We also extended RM2.05 billion in both financing and insurance to support the small-and-medium enterprises (SME) segment,” Norzilah added.

August 10, 2017

PAHANG, Thursday (10 August 2017) - As part of its CSR environmental program, EXIM Bank will be disseminating a myriad of information about the elephants, its characteristics, the natural habitat and the issues In educating the public and creating awareness about Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Center (NECC).

Working hand-in-hand with Position Periwity, Kuala Gandah NECC and the media, EXIM Bank has redesigned the look of Kuala Gandah NECC information center and has taken up a series of public awareness advertisements from 8 August to 12 August to coincide with the World Elephant Day on 12 August 2017.

During the World Elephant Day is Saturday, various activities are being planned by the Kuala Gandah NECC, which includes coloring contest, 'elephant skiers', elephant talks, treasure hunt and smartphone photography contest. The public are invited to visit Kuala Gandah NECC and the entrance is free.

Elephants are among the world's most intelligent, sensitive animals and possess both empathy and self-awareness. They live in close family groups that are now being torn apart by increasing number of threats caused by human activities. Their natural habitats and migrations have been fragmented by development and industrial mono-crops such as palm oil and rubber trees plantations which have destroyed millions of hectares of forest ecosystems. 

Elephants are very important to humans and animals because they make ecosystems and make it possible for a myriad of plants and animals species to live in those environments as well. The loss of elephants gravely affects the biodiversity of the environment and the major causes of chaotic habitat. To lose the elephants is to lose an environmental caretaker.

The event was kicked off by showcasing EXIM Bank's Contributions at Kuala Gandah NECC which was launched by EXIM Bank's Chairman, YBhg. Datuk Mat Noor Nawi. Among the initiatives taken up by EXIM Bank is the refurbishment of Kuala Gandah NECC Information Center with up-to-date information and facts about the elephants in poster size medium, newly designed Welcome Board and visitor's pamphlet in dual language and the recent donation of a Prosthetic leg for a handicapped female elephant named 'Selendang'.

Also present at the launch, was En. Nasharuddin Othman, Head of Kuala Gandah NECC and EXIM Bank's Management Committee members. This initiative marks yet another milestone in EXIM CSR projects moving forward.

June 14, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Wednesday (14 June 2017) – The bliss of Ramadan Kareem is not just about abstaining from food and drink; in fact, it is the getting together with one’s family for Buka Puasa and performing prayers afterwards that makes it whole, or complete. While most of us are fortunate enough to be able to spend Ramadan with our families, there are some who have never had the opportunity to do so. It is with that thought in mind Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) organizes its annual Iftar Programme for 60 orphans from Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Bimbingan At-Taqwa.

Founded in 2011 and located in Taman Putra Perdana Puchong, Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Bimbingan At-Taqwa is currently a home to about 60 orphans, aged between 5 to 18 years old. This home derived its source of income solely through donations from corporate companies, public donations as well as income from few of its residents in the surrounding area to sustain their monthly expenses.

Speaking at the event, Dato’ Agil Natt highlighted that this Iftar Programme is an annual event organized by the Bank to celebrate the underprivileged children and at the same time to contribute for their Ramadan and Raya preparations. “This event has become a tradition for EXIM Bank in the holy month of Ramadan and we look forward to celebrate many more occasions with orphanages and share the company’s success by giving back to those in need,” said Dato’ Agil Natt.

During the event, the 60 deserving children from Pertubuhan Kebajikan dan Bimbingan At-Taqwa received ‘Duit Raya’ from EXIM Bank while a RM10,000 cheque was handed over to the welfare home for their up keeping and daily expenses. EXIM Bank also contributed RM3,000 to Masjid UTM. Apart from the contribution, the children were also given school bags courtesy of EXIM Bank. The contribution was presented by Y.Brs Puan Norzilah Mohammed, President/Chief Executive Officer of EXIM Bank, witnessed by Y.Bhg. Dato’ Agil Natt, Director of EXIM Bank.

This year the event was held at Masjid UTM, Kuala Lumpur attended by EXIM Banks Board of Directors, Management Committee, EXIM Bank staffs, members of the Media and local residents.

The evening tapered off with the Muslims performing the Isya’ and Terawih prayers as sign of gratitude and respect for the holy month.

April 26, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Wednesday (26 April 2017) – Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) in collaboration with Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC) today invited a group of 171 orphans from Madrasah Hashimiah (MH) to spend a fun-filled day at Zoo Negara.

Madrasah Hashimiah (MH) located in Selayang is home to more than a hundred Rohingya children whom are refugees aging from 4 years old up to 18 years old. This home derived its source of income solely through donations from corporate companies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), charitable organizations, zakat and personal donation to sustain their monthly expenses.

The idea to bring these children for a visit to Zoo Negara was a heartfelt intention to give an opportunity for them to experience outdoor activities and at the same time to gain knowledge on the preservation and conservation of animals at Zoo Negara. The children were taken around Zoo Negara for a tour by zoo tour guides, educating them on types of animal species and the importance of these animals to the ecosystem. They were also treated to a show performance by a pair of Macaw Birds which was sponsored by EXIM Bank.

Earlier in the year, EXIM Bank had also donated to Madrasah Hashimiah (MH) to purchase household items and food supplies for the upkeep of the home.

This first ever collaborative effort between the two (2) Financial Institutions was attended by Senior Management members from both organizations. Among them were Datuk Mat Noor, EXIM Bank Chairman, Dato’ Agil Natt, CGC Chairman, Datuk Mohd Zamree, CGC P/CEO and Pn. Norzilah Mohammed, EXIM Bank P/CEO. Apart from cultivating the spirit of sharing and giving, this collaborative initiative also marks another milestone in EXIM Bank’s efforts to improve its standing on various other CSR efforts moving forward.

April 06, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Thursday (6 April 2017) – Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) in collaboration with Social Security Organization (SOCSO) today conducted an advocacy & accident prevention program and health screening through their mobile clinics which aims to educate on best safety and health practices at work.

“Safety awareness at work which includes prudence driving is an importance aspect that needs to be inculcate by all. Program is an initiative that provides opportunities and facilities to EXIM Bank staff that are eligible for a medical examination. This program is expected to increase and encourage more staff to use their HSP voucher provided by PERKESO as well as to disseminate information relating to job safety”, said President and Chief Executive Officer Puan Norzilah Mohammed.

According to Norzilah Mohammed again, employees of EXIM Bank is the main asset of the company hence they are committed to the welfare of its employees and have made every effort to promote awareness and creating a work environment that is safe and healthy, making it as an EXIM Bank Shared Values.

“The combination of standard work practices compliance, the safety and healthy work environment will make the job safer, increase productivity while reducing the risk of accidents in the workplace”, added Norzilah.

Also present were Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) director of Kuala Lumpur, Tuan Haji Salijan Saigon and EXIM Banks Senior Management personnel.

February 27, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Monday (27 February 2017) – Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) today contributed medical equipments to Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) worth RM100,000. These equipments which comprises of oxygen concentrator, respiratory machines, ripple mattress and wheelchairs will benefit the Pediatric, Geriatrics and Orthopedic Unit.

These additional medical equipments will complement their existing supply of equipments to accommodate the rising number of patients. HKL treated an average of 1.3 million patients in 2016.

President/Chief Executive Officer (P/CEO), Norzilah Mohammed, presented the mock cheque to YBhg. Dato Dr. Zaininah Mohd Zain, HKL Director during a simple ceremony held at Auditorium Utama, HKL. “The contribution is part of EXIM Bank continuous CSR effort in helping communities to provide a better healthcare service.” said Norzilah Mohammed.

“We are confident these equipments will complement their existing machines and go a long way in strengthening the health service delivery for HKL patients,” Norzilah Mohammed added.

Also present at the ceremony were EXIM Banks Senior Management personnel as well as officials from Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

February 17, 2017

PULAU PINANG, Feb 17 (Bernama) – In its continuous effort to support human capital development in the country, Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) presented part of its 2017 zakat payment to underprivileged families from Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang.

President/Chief Executive Officer, Norzilah Mohammed gave away the Zakat contribution amounting to RM183,000 to 183 selected recipients which was held in Masjid Jamek Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang. “We are thankful and blessed that we have benefitted from the region’s economic performance and want to share our blessing to help those in need,” said Puan Norzilah Mohammed.

The contribution was a portion of the total of RM1.3 million in zakat by EXIM Bank which will be distributed nationwide around Penang, Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu and Sarawak for the year 2017.

In addition, RM5,000 cheque was handed over to Tuan Hj Omar Hassan, representative of Masjid Jamek Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang for the mosque’s expenses.

January 20, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Friday (20 Jan 2017) – In the spirit of caring and giving, Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) today brought cheer to the orphans at Madrasah Hashimiah Tahfiz Al-Quran & Anak Yatim. Among these 171 muslim orphans, 4 of them are local while the rest are Rohingya refugees ranging from the age of 4 years old up to 17 years old.

Chairman of EXIM Bank Malaysia, Y. Bhg. Datuk Mat Noor Nawi gave away the cheque to the founder, Ustaz Al-Hafiz Hashim B Kasim. Apart from the cheque, EXIM Bank Malaysia had also contributed the home with basic necessities for their keeping and daily expenses valued at RM10,000.

EXIM Bank will continue to organize CSR programs from time to time to help the needy and less fortunate.

November 04, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 November – The Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) had contributed RM100,000.00 to the International Shari'ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) in support of its initiative to publish a textbook on Islamic Economics.

This publication is expected to provide significant benefits to the Islamic finance industry, particularly in strengthening the knowledge base by providing a source of reference for students, academicians, and industry practitioners. The textbook shall comprise 20 chapters with inputs from academicians and relevant experts in their respective fields. It will also present a combination of thought-provoking case studies, discussion-based questions, and references.

"I would like to congratulate ISRA for continuously fulfilling its role as a knowledge repository body in undertaking this project. I am very confident that the publication of this work would be another prodigious source of information and reference for all who are keen to know and understand Islamic finance,” said EXIM Bank President/Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Norzilah Mohammed.

 “EXIM Bank is a Development Financial Institutions that provides cross border financing for Malaysian venturing overseas business. The Bank  offers cross-border financing through banking and takaful products , such as overseas project/contract/investment financing, buyer credit, export of services, trade finance, including supplier credit, export credit refinancing, trust receipt, and vendor financing scheme; and guarantee comprising ADB-EXIM trade finance programme bank guarantee, letter of credit, and forward foreign exchange; trade credit takaful and medium long term takaful. Thus, our sponsorship is an extension of our contribution to the Islamic finance industry in the country," she added.

"Indeed, EXIM Bank financial support is instrumental for ISRA to kick-start its long-awaited project on Islamic economics textbook, which is envisaged to be a comprehensive and main source of reference for the academia, industry practitioners and regulators," said ISRA's Executive Director, Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin.   

ISRA was established to promote applied research in the area of Shariah and Islamic finance. ISRA also acts as a repository of knowledge for Shari’ah views (fatwas) and undertakes studies on contemporary issues in the Islamic finance industry.

October 25, 2016

Kuala Lumpur, [25 October 2016] – Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank), organised the 33rd ASIAN EXIM Banks Forum (AEBF) Training Program  from 24-27 October 2016 which was held at The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event was officiated by EXIM Bank of Malaysia’s President/Chief Executive Officer, Puan Norzilah Mohammed.

The program entitled Loan Restructuring and Recovery Management bring together 42 participants from 17 institutions within the Asian region covering India, , Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, China, South Korea and Turkey.

AEBF was established in 1995 during the Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) meeting in Goa, India. The main purpose of AEBF is to create an institutional mechanism for regional cooperation and forge a stronger link among its member institutions within the Asian region. Its objective includes improving access to trade and investment for the Asian economy through credit enhancement and risk mitigation measures. Over the years, EXIM Banks of Asia evolved into different financial institutions depending upon the business environment in their respective countries. 

October 13, 2016

HONG KONG (13 October 2016) Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (“MEXIM”) successfully priced its USD500.0 million 5-year, senior unsecured notes (the “Notes”) offering at 120 basis points over U.S. Treasuries (“UST”) at a fixed coupon of 2.48%. This offering marks MEXIM’s third USD-denominated public offering issuance, following MEXIM’s successful inaugural senior USD Notes issuance in 2012 and senior USD Sukuk issuance in 2014. The pricing for the landmark offering marks the lowest ever historical credit spread for MEXIM’s publicly-offered USD Notes, the lowest coupon ever achieved by MEXIM as well as the lowest coupon  achieved by a Malaysian issuer in 2016 for a similar tenor. The Notes will be issued pursuant to MEXIM’s recently upsized USD3.0 billion Multicurrency Medium Term Note Programme. 

The 5-year Notes were offered based on the Regulation S format under the U.S. Securities Act 1933, as amended, and are expected to be rated A3 by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and A- by Fitch Ratings Ltd. Proceeds from the offering will be utilised for MEXIM’s general banking and financing activities, working capital as well as other corporate purposes. The Notes are expected to be listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and the Labuan International Financial Exchange Inc. 

 The Notes offering followed a series of fixed income investor meetings in Asia and conference calls with European accounts from 10 October 2016 to 12 October 2016. Based on strong investor feedback, the bookbuilding exercise commenced with an initial price guidance of UST + 1.400% area. Demand for the Notes offering led to a final price guidance of UST + 1.200% – 1.250% at Asian close. The Notes were finally priced at London mid-day at the tight end of the final price guidance, with a final book of over USD1.4 billion orders, representing a bid-to-cover ratio of over 2.8 times, and a final yield of 2.480%. 

The Notes attracted interest from 79 accounts from a diverse group of investors comprising Asian investors who accounted for 88% of the total allocation, while Malaysian investors accounted for 8%, and the balance of 12% were allocated to EMEA investors. By investor type, the offering saw majority participation from fund managers 67%, banks 23% and insurance companies 8%. The balance 2% were allocated to other investor classes.

“We are pleased with the outcome of the transaction. MEXIM took advantage of the conducive market conditions and launched our transaction which received overwhelming support from investors. The tight pricing achieved by MEXIM, the level of subscription and diversification of investors in the offering is a testament of investors’ confidence in MEXIM’s strong credit position and our unique role as Malaysia’s only development financial institution dedicated to promoting the development of cross-border business ventures”, says Norzilah Mohammed, President / Chief Executive Officer of MEXIM.

CIMB Bank (L) Limited and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited acted as the Joint Global Coordinators for the offering, and, together with Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and Nomura International plc, acted as the Joint Bookrunners and Joint Lead Managers for the offering.