DCM JKB Green Bond (IFC-46431)

  • Jordan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Oct 20, 2022
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Sep 13, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Sep 8, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the proposed investment is for IFC to subscribe to up to US$ 50 Million in the first green bond to be issued by Jordan Kuwait Bank (the “Bank” or” JKB”) in Jordan covering the full issuance and up to US$ 40 Million GTFP trade line for up to one year (the “Project”). The investment will include an up to US$ 36 million investment from IFC’s own account and up to US$14 million co-investment through IFC Blended Finance participation by Canada-IFC Blended Climate Finance Program (BCFP) and MENA Private Sector Development (PSD) facilities as described in the Blended Finance Section. The bond proceeds will be used by the Bank to finance eligible green projects and assets in Jordan.

IFC targets to provide advisory support to the Bank in the following areas: (i) internal capacity development to help the Bank configure its processes, procedures and systems to be ready to support the implementation requirements of the green bond framework; (ii) green pipeline and product development to help the Bank increase its pool of eligible green assets; and (iii) market outreach and green branding. Furthermore, IFC’s Advisory Services (AS) will support JKB to develop green asset tracking and reporting framework which the JKB will be responsible for implementing and adhering to internationally recognized standards of annual reporting and disclosure required under the ICMA Green Bond Principles.

Investment Description
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The Project includes two investments: (i) US$ 50 Million subscription in a green bond the Bank is planning to issue; and (ii) US$ 40 Million GTFP trade line with tenors up to one year. The green bond will be privately issued by JKB and will have a proposed tenor of five year.

Financial Intermediary
A financial intermediary is a bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.
Private Actors Description
A Private Actor is a non-governmental body or entity that is the borrower or client of a development project, which can include corporations, private equity and banks. This describes the private actors and their roles in relation to the project, when private actor information is disclosed or has been further researched.

JKB is one of the leading private sector banks in Jordan. Established in 1976, the Bank operates a domestic network of 64 branches distributed throughout Jordan and one branch in Cyprus. JKB is a public shareholding company listed on Amman Stock Exchange and governed by a board of directors. The Bank is majority-owned by Al-Rawabi United Holding Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuwait Projects Holding Company (“KIPCO”). KIPCO is Kuwaiti holding group with diversified investments in more than 60 companies across 24 countries. KIPCO was established in 1975 by Al Futtooh Holding Company, which is wholly owned by members of the Kuwaiti royal family. Other shareholders in JKB include Jordan’s Social Security Corporation and Odyssey Reinsurance.

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Jordan Kuwait Bank
Mr. Haethum Buttikhi
+962 5629400
Amman - Al-Abdali- 62 Omaia Bin Abd Shams St.


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