PZU subordinated bonds (EBRD-49135)

  • Poland
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Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 7, 2017
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  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 80.25 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 300
Converted using 2017-06-07 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 601.88 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 2250
Converted using 2017-06-07 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Apr 9, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jun 30, 2017

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Project Description

According EBRD website, the project is an investment in Polish zloty-denominated subordinated bonds in an amount of PLN 300 million (EUR 71 million) as part of a total aggregate issuance of PLN 2.25 billion (EUR 533 million).


Investment Description
Private Actors Description

PZU S.A. is a public company incorporated in Poland and the leading insurance group in Central and Eastern Europe. PZU will allocate at least 60% of the EBRD bond proceeds towards commercial real estate projects in Poland that meet eligibility criteria for green buildings under the EBRD Green Economy Transition Approach. 

Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen comprising primarily of PZU S.A. (the parent company with non-life operations) and PZU Zycie S.A. (life insurance, 100% subsidiary). The PZU Group is Poland's largest financial services company and leading insurance group in Central and Eastern Europe and listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of PLN 38.7bn (EUR 9.2bn) as of June 2017, consolidated gross written premiums of PLN 20.2bn (EUR 4.6bn) and total assets of PLN 125.3bn (EUR 28.3bn) in 2016. The State Treasury is the single largest shareholder with 34.2% of total capital.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen Spolka Akcyjna (PZU SA) Parent Company -

Contact Information

Project Contact: Piotr Wisniewski
Investor Relations
Telephone No.: +48 22 582 26 23
Email Address: ir@pzu.pl
Website: www.pzu.pl

General enquiries to EBRD: 
Telephone No.: +44 20 7338 7168
Email Address: projectenquiries@ebrd.com


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