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Dubai's ENOC secures $1.5bn loan to support expansion

Emirates National Oil Company gets loan from 21 banks to provide it with long term funding

Dubai's ENOC secures $1.5bn loan to support expansion
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Dubai's Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has secured a $1.5 billion nine-year loan from 21 banks to support its expansion plans and provide the energy firm with long term funding, it said on Wednesday.

The funding was initially underwritten by Emirates NBD , Commercial Bank of Dubai, Dubai Islamic Bank , Mashreq, Noor Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and Standard Chartered, it said in a statement.

In a marketing phase which followed, a further 14 local and regional banks joined the deal, which was funded in both United Arab Emirates dirhams and dollars, it said.

Reuters reported in April that the loan was being marketed to banks after receiving commitments from the seven underwriting lenders to fully back the financing.

ENOC on Monday had an offer of 750 pence per share to buy out the remaining shares it doesn't own in Dragon Oil agreed to by the company, valuing those shares at around 1.7 billion pounds ($2.68 billion).

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