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DIGI.COM BERHAD (“DIGI” OR THE “COMPANY”) PROPOSED ISSUE OF COMMERCIAL PAPERS ("CP") AND MEDIUM TERM NOTES ("MTN”) WITH AN AGGREGATE NOMINAL VALUE OF UP TO RM700,000,000 BY DIGI TELECOMMUNICATIONS SDN BHD (“DIGITEL”), A WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF DIGI (“PROPOSED ISSUE”)

DIGI.COM BERHAD

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Announcement
SubjectDIGI.COM BERHAD (“DIGI” OR THE “COMPANY”)

PROPOSED ISSUE OF COMMERCIAL PAPERS ("CP") AND MEDIUM TERM NOTES ("MTN”) WITH AN AGGREGATE NOMINAL VALUE OF UP TO RM700,000,000 BY DIGI TELECOMMUNICATIONS SDN BHD (“DIGITEL”), A WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF DIGI (“PROPOSED ISSUE”)

Contents :

1. INTRODUCTION
        On behalf of the Board of Directors of DIGI (“Board”), we wish to announce that Digitel, is proposing to issue CPs and MTNs with an aggregate nominal value of up to RM700,000,000.

    2. DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED ISSUE
          Table 1 sets out the principal terms of the Proposed Issue.

      3. RATIONALE FOR THE PROPOSED ISSUE AND PROPOSED UTILISATION OF PROCEEDS
            The Proposed Issue will provide Digitel with an alternative source of financing which will enable Digitel to effectively plan and manage its funding costs and requirements.

            The proceeds of the Proposed Issue shall be utilised to finance the capital expenditure and for the working capital requirements of Digitel.

        4. EFFECTS OF THE PROPOSED ISSUE
          4.1 Share capital and substantial shareholders’ shareholdings
                  The Proposed Issue will not have any effect on the share capital and shareholdings of the substantial shareholders of DIGI as no DIGI shares will be issued in conjunction to the Proposed Issue.
            4.2 Net tangible assets (“NTA”) and earnings
                      The Proposed Issue is not expected to have a material effect on the NTA and earnings per share of DIGI for the financial year ending 31 December 2005.
                  4.3 Gearing
                        The Proposed Issue is to provide Digitel with an alternative source of financing, as and when required, for the future capital expenditure requirements and working capital of Digitel. The Board does not expect the Proposed Issue to materially affect the existing gearing level of DIGI.

                5. APPROVALS REQUIRED
                      The Proposed Issue is conditional upon the approval of the Securities Commission (“SC”).

                    6. DIRECTORS’ AND SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS’ INTERESTS
                        The Directors and/or major shareholders of DIGI and/or persons connected to them do not have any interest in the Proposed Issue.


                    7. COMPLIANCE WITH THE SC’S POLICIES AND GUIDELINES ON THE OFFERING OF PRIVATE DEBT SECURITIES (“SC GUIDELINES”)
                        As far as the Board is aware, there is no departure from the SC Guidelines in respect of the Proposed Issue.


                    8. DIRECTORS’ RECOMMENDATION

                    The Board is of the opinion that the Proposed Issue is in the best interest of DIGI.


                    9. ADVISER
                        We have been appointed, amongst others, as the principal adviser, lead arranger, lead manager and book runner (if applicable) for the Proposed Issue.


                    10. TIMING OF SUBMISSION

                    An application for the approval of the Proposed Issue has been submitted to the SC.


                    This announcement is dated 26 October 2005.
                    Table-01.pdf

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                    Announcement Info

                    Company NameDIGI.COM BERHAD  
                    Stock Name DIGI    
                    Date Announced26 Oct 2005  
                    CategoryGeneral Announcement
                    Reference NoMM-051026-33926



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