Resilience Framework - NBK Egypt loan (EBRD-52023)

Countries
  • Egypt
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
FI
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Apr 23, 2020
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
National Bank of Kuwait Egypt
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS May 6, 2020

Disclosed by Bank May 4, 2020


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Project Description

According to bank provided information, this project was approved as part of the Bank's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  To avoid delays to the delivery of this project, the Bank's President granted a deviation from the ordinary timelines for PSD disclosure, as contemplated by Section V of the Directive on Access to Information.  Details of the Bank's response to COVID-19, and this deviation, can be found on our website.

The investment is provision of a senior unsecured loan to National Bank of Kuwait Egypt ("NBKE") of up to USD 100 million, under the Bank's Resilience Framework ("RF") developed to address the impact resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceeds of the proposed loan will be on-lent to local private Small and Medium Enterprises ("SMEs"), and to Corporates to cover liquidity needs that may arise as a result of COVID-19.

Investment Description
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Financial Intermediary
A financial intermediary is a commercial bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds.
Contact Information

Karim Kamal
Karim.Kamal@nbk.com.eg
+ 202 2614 9374
https://www.nbk.com/egypt/ 
Plot 155 – City Center First Sector – Fifth settlement, New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

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