London: The Kingdom of Bahrain has hired BNP Paribas, Citi, Gulf International Bank, JP Morgan and National Bank of Bahrain to arrange investor meetings from September 8, according to a lead.

The meetings will take place in the UK, Asia, the Middle East and the US.

A 144A/Reg S US dollar multi-tranche benchmark transaction, consisting of long seven-year sukuk, 12-year and/or 30-year bonds may follow.

Bahrain is rated BB- by S&P and BB+ by Fitch.