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Press Release
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.

October 06, 2016

Kuala Lumpur (6 October 2016)In conjunction with International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM 2016), Export–Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) and MIGHT Technology Nurturing Sdn Bhd (MTN) has signed a Memorandum of Collaborative Arrangement (MOCA).

The signing was conducted between the President/CEO of EXIM Bank, Puan Norzilah Mohammed and the Managing Director of MTN, Y.Bhg. Datuk Nik Ahmad Faizul and witnessed by the Minister of KeTTHA, YB Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, Chairman of EXIM Bank, Y.Bhg. Datuk Mat Noor Nawi and the Chairman of MTN, Y.Bhg. Datuk Dr. Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman. Also in attendance were the CEO of NCIA, YBhg. Dato' Redza Rafiq, and the President/CEO of CGC, En. Mohd Zamree Mohd Ishak. 

This arrangement portrays the commitment from both EXIM Bank and MTN to facilitate the sharing of information on the industry players in order to achieve the common objective in strengthening and assisting the industry players for the export market. It also highlights the efforts to jointly establish a mutually beneficial relationship and areas of mutual interest so as to promote synergy on expert advice and consultation, create opportunities to develop programmes in the areas of training, information, research and development (R&D) and other knowledge-based activities related to the development of the industry players. 

Pursuant to the MOCA, EXIM Bank also signed an Islamic Facility Agreement amounting to USD10.0 million with Evergreen Corporate Sdn Bhd (ECSB) for the development of the first Thermal Recovery Unit (TRU). The Facility Agreement was signed by President/CEO of EXIM Bank, Puan Norzilah Mohammed and Encik Wan Afif Azizul, Managing Director of Evergreen Corporate Sdn Bhd.

The TRU technology, which is the first in the ASEAN region, will be able to convert waste into high value end products through the adoption of the Advanced Continuous (Air-lock System) Pyrolysis technology. This technology will  be able to convert waste such as waste tires and plastics to produce high value and quality products, namely Euro 2 diesel, refined carbon black N330, N550, N660 and N774, hard pressed steel wires and syngas in an environmental friendly way. 

This effort is in line with the Government’s aspiration to reduce the Country’s carbon emission and the Cost of Living of the “Rakyat” via the “Waste to Energy” initiative. From a National Agenda standpoint, this initiative is coherent with:-

1. Government’s “National Green Technology Policy Strategic Thrusts” under Thrust II – Provide Conducive Environment for Green Technology Development

2. 11th Malaysia Plan under Strategic Thrust IV – Pursuing Green Growth for Sustainability and Resilience, and

3. The National Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Blueprint 2016-2030 under Pathway IV – Towards a Circular Economy Waste System.

This technology will facilitate the growth of the Green Technology Industry and enhance its contribution to the national economy by helping to transform the “Waste to Energy” Industry in Malaysia.

June 21, 2016

Kuala Lumpur (21 June 2016)In conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan and in the spirit of caring and giving, Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) today hosted its  EXIM Bank 2016 Annual Iftar Programme with Pertubuhan Kebajikan Baitul Aini Selangor held at Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

During the event, 34 deserving children from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Baitul Aini Selangor 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. The children were also given school bags with complete set of stationeries 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. Datuk Mat Noor Nawi, Chairman of EXIM Bank and members of the board.  

Speaking at the event, Datuk Mat Noor Nawi highlighted that this Iftar Programme is an annual event organized by the Bank to celebrate and extends our love to the underprivileged children at the same time to contribute for their Ramadan and Raya preparations. “This event has become a tradition for EXIM Bank in the 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 Datuk Mat Noor Nawi.

In thanking EXIM Bank for their contribution, Muhammad Hussin, Principal of Pertubuhan Kebajikan Baitul Aini Selangor said "We really appreciate the assistance and contribution given by EXIM Bank Malaysia and I hope that more corporate companies will follow suit”. 

Founded in 2013 and located in Kuang Selangor, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Baitul Aini Selangor is currently a home to about 35 tahfiz students and orphans who are all dependent on only public donations as well as income from few of its residents. This welfare home educates their students mainly on Al-Quran teaching apart from the Islamic studies and development. 

In addition to the sumptuous spread of local delights, the evening tapered off with the Muslims performing the Isya’ and Terawih prayers as sign of gratitude and respect for the holy month.

EXIM Bank will continue to organize such program from time to time to help the needy and less fortunate. 


May 25, 2016

Kuala Lumpur (25 May 2016)Export–Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Joint Development Bank (JDB) of Lao P.D.R aimed at strengthening the cooperation of financing, guaranteeing and other financial mechanisms to support the capacity of both organizations. The signing was represented by Mrs. Norzilah Mohammed, President/ CEO of EXIM Bank and Mr. Sounthorn Chanthavong, Director General of JDB.  The memorandum was witnessed by Mr. Shahmir Bin Nor Shahid, Senior Vice President II – Banking Department of EXIM Bank and Mr. Sakhone Yorphanxay, Credit Loan Manager of JDB.

The memorandum summarizes the collaboration arrangements relating to common objectives in promoting mutual business relations between Malaysia and Lao P.D.R to uphold the trade and investment opportunities supporting both Lao and Malaysian Companies in their globalization / internationalization efforts. This collaboration between two countries is seen to be a good platform to intensify efforts and build up a high competitive environment with strong business integrity in order to penetrate the global market.

Speaking on the occasion, Norzilah Mohammed, President/Chief Executive Officer of EXIM Bank said that “EXIM Bank is mandated to assist Malaysians business venturing abroad by providing its financing and advisory services. Hence, this collaboration will be another important initiative for businessmen to explore funding support and setting up operations in Malaysia and Malaysian Companies setting up operations in Lao”, added Norzilah Mohammed.

May 21, 2016

Kuala Lumpur (21 May 2016)Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) today has expanded its ‘wing’ by sponsoring a pair of Macaw birds originated all the way from South America to Zoo Negara Malaysia. A sponsorship cheque valued at RM18,000.00 was presented by EXIM Bank’s President/Chief Executive Officer, Puan Norzilah Mohammed to Malaysian Zoological Society during the event.

Macaw birds or its scientific name, Arini are beautiful and brilliant coloured members of the parrot with vibrant plumage that comes in a combination of red, blue, gold and yellow in colour. Macaws are also known for their intelligence and prominent body features that enable them to latch onto branches, to grab, hold and examine items easily. These outstanding features of Macaw birds symbolize EXIM Bank’s abilities to cross borders with ease while their colour; red and blue represents the colours of EXIM Bank’s official logo.

Currently, Zoo Negara has a total of three (3) Macaw birds and up to this year, these birds have always been the centre of attraction for all local and international visitors, performing twice daily. Hence, upon the arrival of two (2) new additional members of Macaw birds sponsored by EXIM Bank, Zoo Negara is expecting to boost up the number of visitors to watch the Bird’s show this year as well as to expand its animal diversity.

This Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme called  the ‘3G’ programme organized by EXIM Bank offers 60 of their staff including family members an opportunity to contribute to the preservation and conservation towards environmental and wildlife protection. This ‘3G’ programme comprises of three main activities; i) Grow – to preserve the endangered species of trees in Malaysia, ii) Glow – to create more attractiveness and excitement within the existing compound and iii) Green – to create awareness on wildlife and get involved in the animal behavioral enrichment activities.

Speaking at the event, Puan Norzilah Mohammed said, “This is an initiative under the Bank’s CSR flagship which endeavors to increase the awareness on wildlife and environment conservation and instill a sense of responsibility among employees to take part in caring for Mother Nature”.

EXIM Bank will continue to organize and support such programme from time to time in making sure our environment will be preserved and kept well for the next generation.

May 20, 2016

SELANGOR, Jumaat (20 Mei 2016) Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) hari ini menyerahkan sumbangan wang zakat kepada penduduk kawasan PPR Gombak, Selangor.

Majlis ini telah dijayakan oleh Y.Brs. Puan Norzilah Mohammed, Presiden / Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif EXIM Bank. Sumbangan zakat berjumlah RM44,800 telah diagihkan kepada 60 golongan asnaf fakir miskin yang terdiri daripada anak yatim, pelajar miskin, warga emas serta orang kelainan upaya. Cek replika telah disampaikan kepada wakil nazir Masjid Al Syakirin Gombak, Dr. Saupi Bin Man.

Majlis seumpama ini adalah merupakan acara tahunan bagi EXIM Bank. Sumbangan sebanyak RM260,000 telahpun diagihkan kepada lebih 300 asnaf fakir miskin di sekitar Sabah dan Kuala Lumpur tahun lepas.

Menerusi sumbangan ini diharapkan dapat menerap serta mewujudkan budaya saling bantu-membantu dikalangan masyarakat. EXIM Bank sebagai sebuah syarikat korporat akan terus menyalurkan bantuan kepada golongan yang memerlukan menerusi program-program tanggungjawab sosial korporat.

March 15, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Tuesday (15 March 2016) – Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) signed a USD84 million Facility Agreement under its Overseas Investment Financing-i Facility with Daya Materials Berhad to finance an Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (OSCV) named Siem Daya 1 (SD1).

The SD1 was designed and equipped with dynamic positioning technology and used for subsea operational duties including construction, installation, inspection, repairs and maintenance works. With this acquisition, it would enable Daya Materials Berhad to own and operate the vessel which will reduce its daily operating cost by 40% approximately.

EXIM Bank is committed to continue its drive to support Malaysian exporters and investors to expand their international businesses by providing both Conventional and Islamic banking facilities and credit insurance coverage for the extension and growth of Malaysia’s export volume and markets.

While the Bank recognizes that 2016 will be a more challenging year due to the continued global economic uncertainties, EXIM Bank continues to provide support to its existing and potential Malaysians who are willing to take the challenge and participate in the still-significant global trade and investments.

March 15, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 March 2016 Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank Malaysia) today announced the appointment of Puan Norzilah Mohammed as its new President/Chief Executive Officer with effect from 8 March 2016. Prior to this appointment, Puan Norzilah was the Chief Operating Officer since January 2015.

Puan Norzilah Mohammed started her career with EXIM Bank Malaysia in December 2008 as the Head of Recovery Team. In 2010, she was promoted to become the Chief Credit Officer and subsequently moved to be the Chief Risk Officer in 2013.

Puan Norzilah Mohammed has vast exposures and expertise in the area of lending activities in corporate and commercial banking, audit, asset management as well as debt restructuring and recovery. She had served a few organizations prior to EXIM Bank Malaysia namely PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Bank Bumiputra Malaysia Berhad (BBMB), Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad (Danaharta) and Prokhas Sdn. Bhd. (Prokhas).

Puan Norzilah Mohammed’s appointment is well-suited with the current accelerated growth of EXIM Bank Malaysia while maintaining the Bank’s momentum in achieving its vision to be a leading Financial Institution for Cross Border ventures.  

Puan Norzilah Mohammed holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting from California State University, Sacramento, United States.  She is also a graduate of Women’s Director Programme from National Institute for the Empowerment of Women (NIEW) besides being a member of Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

March 05, 2016

REMBAU, SABTU (5 Mac 2016) – ABIM Negeri Sembilan telah dipilih untuk menerima sebahagian daripada wang zakat EXIM Bank bagi tahun 2015 untuk dibuat agihan kepada golongan asnaf. Pihak pengurusan ABIM Negeri Sembilan dengan kerjasama EXIM Bank telah membuat saringan dan mengagihkan sejumlah RM64,000 kepada 80 orang penerima yang layak.

Kesemua asnaf telah menerima sumbangan zakat berbentuk wang tunai dan peralatan persekolahan. EXIM Bank diwakili oleh Encik Zulkiply Md Yunos dan Puan Nurhidayu Abdul Latif telah menyampaikan sumbangan pada acara yang berlangsung di Kg. Durian Daun, daerah Rembau, Negeri Sembilan.

January 19, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Tuesday (19 January 2016) To commemorate its 20th anniversary celebration, Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) has selected a book entitled “Exporting and International Trade” written by Mr. AB Teoh as a special edition book that is limited to 9,000 copies only. The book was launched by YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) at the inaugural EXPORT DAY 2016 that is being held at Menara MATRADE today.

The book is specially designed and printed by EXIM Bank with the English version into its third edition, Bahasa Malaysia updated version to second edition and Mandarin being the first edition. 3,000 copies were printed for each language, and as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, the Bank would distribute the book free of charge to exporters and would be exporters that attend its business seminars and talks around the country. The book will also be distributed during Malaysia External Trade and Development Corporation (MATRADE)’s Export Day 2016.

EXIM Bank chose the book due to its wide coverage on export procedures and processes in relation to Malaysia. The title also covers International Trade and the author has included a specially-created steps as a standard tool for those wishing to be in the export business.

June 30, 2015

Kuala Lumpur (30 June 2015) – In conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan and in the spirit of caring and giving, Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) today hosted a “Program Sehari Bersama Anak-Anak Yatim” for Pertubuhan Kebajikan Ehsan As-Shakur held at its headquarters.

May 26, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa (26 Mei 2015) – Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) hari ini menyerahkan sumbangan wang zakat kepada penghuni Projek Perumahan Rakyat Hiliran Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

May 15, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Friday (15 May 2015) – The Board of Director of Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank), has accepted its President/Chief Executive Officer (P/CEO), Dato’ Adissadikin Ali’s resignation effective 15 May 2015.