DCM B3T2 MREL 3 (IFC-47930)

  • 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
Oct 2, 2023
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.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 80.00 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 Oct 24, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Oct 18, 2023

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

As stated by the IFC, the proposed investment is to invest up to US$80 million equivalent (in Romanian New leu or euro equivalent) 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) to be issued in one or more tranches, including RBRO’s first-ever EUR-denominated benchmark size international bond issuance. The bonds will be listed on Luxembourg and/or Bucharest stock exchanges and issued under the Bank’s Sustainability Bond Framework, approved in April 2022 which is aligned with the International Capital Market Association’s Green Bond Principles, Social Bond Principles and Sustainability Bond Guidelines and, thereby supporting the growth of a sustainable economy in Romania.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
For a project with severe or irreversible impacts to local community and natural resources, the Early Warning System Team may conduct a thorough analysis regarding its potential impacts to human and environmental rights.

The IFC categorized the project as FI-2.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
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.

As stated by the IFC, RBRO is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) and one of the systemic banks in Romania. The Bank currently ranks 5th by total assets with 8.85% market share (as of December 31, 2022), has an extended history on the local market and offers a wide range of banking services with a nationwide presence. Raiffeisen Bank Romania serves approx. 2.3 million clients, individuals and legal entities, and has 4,919 employees in 291 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 EUR206 billion and equity of EUR17.8 billion as of June 30, 2023. RBI regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe as its home market, operating in 12 countries. RBI has around 44,000 employees which service 19 million customers through around 1,800 business outlets. RBI is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2005 with a 41% free float. RBI holds a Long-Term Counterparty Risk Rating of A1/Stable outlook from Moody’s and an Issuer Credit Rating of A-/negative outlook from S&P.

Contact Information
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General IFC Inquiries - IFC Communications:

Address: 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20433
Telephone: +1 202-473-3800
Fax: +1 202-974-4384

Financial Intermediary - Raiffeisen Bank S.A.:

Romulus Mircea - Executive Director Treasury Department
Phone: +40733104293
Email: funding@raiffeisen.ro
Address: 246D Floreasca Avenue, Bucharest
Website: www.raiffeisen.ro


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