ICRA Lanka Withdraws the Ratings of First Capital Holdings PLC

InstrumentPrevious Rated Amount
(LKR Mn)
Outstanding Amount
(LKR Mn)
Rating Action
Issuer RatingN/AN/A[SL]A with Stable outlook; withdrawn
Senior Unsecured Redeemable Debenture programme 2,0002,000[SL]A  with Stable outlook; withdrawn
Commercial Paper Programme2,5002,500[SL] A1; withdrawn

Rating action

ICRA Lanka Limited (“ICRA Lanka”) has withdrawn the Issuer rating of [SL] A (pronounced S L A) with Stable outlook assigned to First Capital Holdings PLC (“FCH”/“the Company”).  ICRA Lanka has also withdrawn the issue rating of [SL] A (pronounced S L A) on the LKR 2,000 Mn senior, unsecured, redeemable debenture program of the Company. Further, ICRA Lanka has  withdrawn the issue rating of [SL] A1 (pronounced S L A one)  on the commercial paper programme of the Company. The withdrawal is as a result of termination of rating agreement(s) entered into by FCH with ICRA Lanka, pursuant to the decision by ICRA Lanka to cease its business operations in Sri Lanka. .

The termination of the rating agreement(s) is as per Rule 88(b) of the Credit Rating Agency Rules promulgated under the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka Act No. 19 of 2021 (the “SEC Act”).

About the Company:

Incorporated in year 1992, First Capital Holdings PLC (FCH) is a public limited company listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange. FCH’s equity stake of 83.0% was held by Janashakthi Limited (formerly known as Janashakthi PLC) as in September 2022.

FCH is engaged in strategic investments and managing its subsidiaries i.e. First Capital Treasuries PLC (FCT) which is a Primary Dealer in Government Securities, First Capital Limited (FCL) engaged in structuring and placement of corporate debt, corporate finance advisory services and investments, First Capital Asset Management Limited (FCAM) engaged in unit trust and portfolio management, First Capital Trustee Services (Pvt) Limited (FCTS) which is a trustee services provider for corporate debt securities and First Capital Equities (Pvt) Limited (FCE) which is engaged in stock broking activities.

Rating history for last three years:


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