IFC Supports Credit Bank of Moscow to Expand Access to Finance for Russian Companies
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Moscow, Russia, October 5, 2010—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a $170 million finance package to Credit Bank of Moscow to diversify the bank’s funding base, expand access to finance for its agribusiness clients, and support the modernization of Russian companies in an energy-efficient way. The package consists of a five-year $40 million loan for IFC’s own account to expand agribusiness and energy-efficiency lending, and a one-year trade-related syndicated loan of $130 million from 16 participating commercial banks. This is IFC’s largest syndication deal in Russia in 2010. The loan attracted strong attention from international banks and was oversubscribed by $20 million. “Credit Bank of Moscow is our long-term partner and we are very pleased to see this high level of interest from the international banking community,” said Snezana Stoiljkovic, IFC Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. “With this new financing, Credit Bank of Moscow will expand lending to support energy-efficient projects, which is important for IFC because energy efficiency is a key area of focus of our strategy in Russia.” This is the 10th syndicated loan for Credit Bank of Moscow and is one of the largest and most successful in the bank’s history of international borrowings. “The transaction is an absolute success,” said Vladimir Chubar, First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Credit Bank of Moscow. “We highly value our long-lasting cooperation with IFC and believe that this project will open many new opportunities for our bank. This new project provides us with a good opportunity to expand and diversify our funding base and helps us develop new products for our clients.” IFC started working with Credit Bank of Moscow, a mid-size bank, in 2004. Credit Bank of Moscow was the first Russian bank to join the IFC’s Global Trade Finance Program.
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About Credit Bank of Moscow
Credit Bank of Moscow is a mid-size universal Moscow-based bank ranked 35th by total assets (as at July 1, 2010) within the Russian banking system. Currently the Bank operates only in Moscow and Moscow Region with a network of 48 branches, more than 300 ATMs and 1000 payment terminals. Credit Bank of Moscow is rated B+/Stable by Fitch and B1/Stable by Moody’s. For more information, visit www. mkb.ru.
The commercial banks participating in the syndication are:
Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners
Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft ING Bank N.V. Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG VTB Bank (Deutschland) AG
Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers
Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V. FBN Bank (UK) Ltd
Mandated Lead Arrangers
Cordiant Emerging Loan Fund III, LP PPF Banka a.s.
Lead Arranger London Forfaiting Company Ltd.
Co- Arrangers AKA Ausfuhrkredit Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg UniCredit Bank Austria AG
Managers Adria Bank Atlantic Forfaitierungs AG Oberbank AG UBI Banca International