As stated on the project disclosure page, IFC's proposed project consists of an investment package of up to US$250 million to Commercial International Bank (CIB), the third largest bank in Egypt and the leading private sector bank by total assets, in the form of: (i) a senior loan of up to US$100 million with a tenor of 5 or 7 year to finance its growing climate finance business, and (ii) a Basel II compliant Tier II subordinated loan of up to US$150 million to support the Bank’s capital position as well as its expansion of its operations. CIB is a longstanding IFC client and will use the funding and capital support to grow its climate and MSME finance operations. CIB's continued growth in these segments will play a catalytical role in driving their development. The project is expected to be supported by the Market Accelerator for Green Construction Program as described in the Blended Finance Section.
The IFC categorized the project as FI-1.
As stated by the IFC, CIB is listed on the Egyptian Exchange and has a free float of 74.9%. The two largest shareholders, through direct and indirect holdings, are Alpha Oryx Ltd. – a subsidiary of ADQ-, with a shareholding of 18.59%, and Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, holding 6.5% through several wholly-owned subsidiaries. Alpha Oryx Ltd. acquired its ownership in CIB in April 2022 and has two Board representations in CIB’s Board of Directors. Fairfax is a financial service holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management.
CIB has a Global Depository Receipts program listed on London Stock Exchange, and level 1 American Depository Receipts program that is traded on OTCQX International Premier.
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