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    January, 2024

    SkyWorld Development Berhad Inks Underwriting Agreement With Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad

    SkyWorld has signed an underwriting agreement with Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad in conjunction with its initial public offering (“IPO”) and listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. The Company is an urban property developer principally involved in investment holding, provision of management services to its subsidiaries and property development.

    SkyWorld’s IPO involves a public issue of 208,000,000 new shares and offer for sale of 192,000,000 existing shares in the following manner:

    1. A retail offering of 75,000,000 shares representing 7.5% of SkyWorld’s enlarged issued shares:

    a. 50,000,000 shares for application by the Malaysian public via balloting; and

    b. 25,000,000 shares for application by the eligible directors, key senior management, employees and persons who have contributed to the success of the Company.

    2. An institutional offering of 325,000,000 IPO shares representing 32.5% of SkyWorld’s enlarged issued shares:

    a. 150,000,000 shares will be offered to Bumiputera investors approved by the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (formerly known as Ministry of International Trade and Industry) (MITI); and

    b. 175,000,000 shares will be offered to institutional and selected investors.

    SkyWorld’s Founder and Non-Independent Executive Chairman Datuk Seri Ng Thien Phing said, “We are thrilled to announce the signing of the underwriting agreement for our IPO. With this, we are one step closer towards our listing on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. The IPO proceeds will be allocated towards expanding our landbank, repayment of bank borrowings, working capital and defrayment of listing expenses. We look forward to further strengthening our position in the market and delivering long-term value to our stakeholders. I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad for the support rendered to us throughout our listing exercise.”

    Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad’s Executive Director and Head of Group Investment Banking and Islamic Banking, Datuk Roslan Hj Tik said, “We are pleased to support SkyWorld’s listing journey as their principal adviser, underwriter and placement agent. The quality and strategic location of SkyWorld’s developments puts them in good stead to achieve growth in the coming years and position themselves as a leading property developer. We thank SkyWorld for the opportunity to be involved in its IPO.”

    Barring unforeseen circumstances, SkyWorld is expected to be listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in the 3rd quarter of 2023.


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