FIF - Belarusky Narodny Bank Syndicated (EBRD-48289)

  • Belarus
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  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Jul 6, 2016
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS May 15, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jun 1, 2016

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Project Description
EBRD has committed a senior unsecured syndicated A/B loan in the aggregate amount of up to US$ 20 million to be comprised of: (a) "A Loan" of up to US$ 5 million for the account of EBRD; and (b) "B Loan" of up to US$ 15 million, which will be syndicated to financial institutions. The proceeds of the syndicated A/B loan will be used for lending to eligible to small and medium enterprises.
Investment Description
BELARUSKY NARODNY BANK OJSC is majority owned by the Bank of Georgia. It is a growing medium-sized bank, ranked 12th among 26 banks in Belarus by total assets as of the end of 2015. BNB has been a client of the EBRD since 2011. BNB is a primarily SME focused bank, known for the high-quality services, flexibility and promptness in decisions-making, which operates in the sector, dominated by large state-owned banks. The funding involves a syndicated A/B loan to BNB in the aggregate amount of up to US$ 20 million, of which EBRD portion comprises of up to US$ 5 million while the remaining (B loan) will be syndicated to interested financial institution(s). The proposed transaction is expected to have up to 4 years maturity including a grace period of up to 1 year on repayment of principal.

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