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Double accolade for Absa Capital in emeafinance awards  

 6/23/2010 
Absa Capital, together with global affiliate Barclays Capital, recently won two awards at the prestigious Emeafinance magazine awards dinner in London.

Emeafinance is one the most authoritative financial magazines reporting on the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.

Absa Capital and Barclays Capital won Best Sovereign Bond deal for South Africa’s $1.5bn Eurobond issue on behalf of National Treasury as joint bookrunners for its 2009 issue.

Raj Shah, Head Diversified Industrial Clients & CGS, at Absa Capital said:” The deal was one of the most successful deals in South Africa's history. In the middle of a global economic crisis and change in the country's leadership, it was five times oversubscribed.”

He added that it illustrated the ‘fully local, fully global’ synergies Absa Capital and Barclays Capital offers to clients.

The second honour was for the Best Project Finance Deal for Ghana’s Jubilee oil field.

Shah added that he expects Absa Capital and Barclays Capital to be involved in more cross border deals in the coming year.

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Note to the editor:

About Absa Capital
Absa Capital, a division of Absa Bank Limited (Absa) and affiliated to Barclays Capital, is a leading South African investment bank with global reach, offering clients financing, risk management and advisory solutions in a wide range of currencies and structures across the globe.

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Grant Henry
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+27 82 561 7172
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Graeme Coetzee
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Marketing and Corporate Communications
Absa Capital
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graeme.coetzee@absacapital.com
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