• Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Romania
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Aug 3, 2022
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 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.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 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 Jun 20, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Aug 17, 2022

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Project Description
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According to the bank website:

The proposed project is to invest up to US$100 million equivalent (in RON and/or EUR) for IFC’s own account in Minimum Requirement for Own Funds and Eligible Liabilities (MREL) eligible bonds (senior preferred, SP, and senior non-preferred, SNP) with up to 7 years tenor to be issued by Raiffeisen Bank S.A. (RBRO or the Bank), in line with its funding plan. The bonds will be issued under the Bank’s recently developed Sustainability Bond Framework which is aligned with ICMA’s Green Bond Principles, Social Bond Principles, and Sustainability Bond Guidelines, as confirmed by an independent second party opinion provider, and as such will support the growth of a sustainable economy in Romania. 

Investment Description
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Under the proposed project, IFC would invest on its own account up to US$100 million equivalent in RON and/or EUR denominated MREL-eligible bonds to be issued by RBRO under its sustainability bonds program. IFC’s investment in each issuance, including both SP and SNP bonds, will depend on market interest and allocation resulting from a book-building process.

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.

According to the IFC, RBRO is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) and is one of the systemic banks in Romania.  The Bank currently ranks 3rd by net loans with a 9.2% market share (as of December 31st, 2021), has an extended history on the local market and offers a wide range of banking services with a nationwide presence. As of December 31, 2021 RBRO served 2.25 million clients, with over 4,600 employees and 300 outlets. The Bank holds a Long-Term Counterparty Risk Rating and a Long-Term Deposit rating of Baa1/stable outlook from Moody’s.

RBI is Austria's second-largest bank with a balance sheet total of EUR193 billion and equity of EUR15.8 billion as of March 31, 2022. RBI regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market, operating in 13 countries. RBI has around 47,000 employees which service 18 million customers through around 1,800 business outlets. RBI is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2005 with a 41.2% free float. RBI holds a Long-Term Counterparty Risk Rating of A2/stable outlook from Moody’s and an Issuer Credit Rating of A-/negative outlook from S&P.

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Raiffeisen Bank S.A.
Romulus Mircea
Director of Balance Sheet and Portfolio Management
246D Floreasca Avenue, Bucharest



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