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    Olam International Limited Prices a Benchmark SGD Bond Issuance under its Updated US$5.0 Billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme

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    Olam International Limited (“Olam’’), a leading agri-business operating across the value chain in 65 countries, has yesterday priced a S$400 million issuance (the “Notes”) under its updated US$5,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme (the “EMTN Programme”).

    The transaction attracted over 100 investors across private banking, institutional accounts and banks, with an oversubscribed order book. In terms of geographical distribution, the allocation was primarily to Singapore based investors. The transaction, which priced at a final coupon of 4.25%, was well within the initial guidance, in the region of mid 4% area, reflecting the quality of the order book.

    The joint lead managers and joint bookrunners for the issuance are DBS Bank Ltd., The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Singapore Branch and The Royal Bank of Scotland.

    Shekhar Anantharaman, Olam’s Executive Director – Finance & Business Development said: “We are extremely pleased with the strong support shown by investors for our first issuance under the updated EMTN Programme. This is another step in our journey towards optimising our capital structure and achieving the right mix of debt maturity and pricing.”

    Note: This release should be read and understood only in conjunction with the full text of Olam International Limited’s announcement lodged on SGXNET on 16 July 2014 on the same subject.

    Note: This press release is not for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States. This press release does not constitute or form a part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States. The Notes mentioned herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or with any securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. The Notes may not be offered, sold or delivered in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and the applicable state securities laws. There will be no public offer of securities in the United States.


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    About Olam International

    Olam International is a leading agri-business operating across the value chain in 65 countries, supplying various products across 16 platforms to over 13,600 customers worldwide. From a direct presence with sourcing and processing in most major producing countries, Olam has built a global leadership position in many of its businesses. Headquartered in Singapore and listed on the SGX-ST on February 11, 2005, Olam is a component stock in the Straits Times Index (STI), MSCI Singapore Free, S&P Agribusiness Index and the DAXglobal Agribusiness Index. Olam is the only Singapore firm to be named in the 2009, 2010 and 2012 Forbes Asia Fabulous 50, an annual list of 50 big-cap and most profitable firms in the region. It is also the first and only Singapore company to be named in the 2009 lists for the Global Top Companies for Leaders and the Top Companies for Leaders in the Asia Pacific region by Hewitt Associates, the RBL Group and Fortune.

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    Olam is located at 9 Temasek Boulevard #11-02 Suntec Tower Two Singapore 038989,
    Telephone: +65 63394100, Facsimile: +65 63399755.

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