Piraeus Bank Senior Preferred Bond (EBRD-53389)

  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Greece
Geographic location 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
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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
Jul 20, 2022
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.
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  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 54.30 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.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 50
Converted using 2023-01-12 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 380.10 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.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 350
Converted using 2023-01-12 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Jul 4, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Jan 12, 2023

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Project Description
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The project involves the provision of EUR 50 million investment in a EUR 350 million Senior Preferred bond issued by Piraeus Bank S.A. ("Piraeus"), a commercial bank incorporated in Greece, in November 2022. The SP bonds have a maturity of 4 years, with an embedded issuer call option after 3 years, and are listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange's Euro MTF market. This is EBRD's first investment in an SP instrument issued by Piraeus Bank, and the second SP bond by the bank, after its debut issuance in October 2021.

The project supports the resilience and regulatory compliance of the largest bank in Greece in terms of assets, a systemically important institution in the country, and contributes to the capital market development in Greece. Furthermore, the EBRD promotes resource efficiency in the country by requiring Piraeus Bank to allocate funds in the amount of 1.7 times of the EBRD's subscription to finance green investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Investment Description
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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 EBRD, Piraeus Bank is one of the largest systemic banks in Greece in terms of assets, with a market share by assets of c. 24% as of end-September 2022. The bank generates nearly all of its revenues domestically, following a universal banking model covering all financial and banking activities in the Greek market. Piraeus Bank S.A. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Piraeus Financial Holdings S.A., which is listed on the Athens Stock Exchange.

Contact Information
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Financial Intermediary - Piraeus Bank SA:

Xenofon Damalas
Email: investor_relations@piraeusholdings.gr
Phone: (+30) 210 3288 100
Website: https://www.piraeusholdings.gr/en/
Address: Amerikis 4, 105 64, Athens, Greece


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You can contact the PCM at: pcm@ebrd.com or you can submit a complaint online using an online form at: http://www.ebrd.com/eform/pcm/complaint_form?language=en

You can learn more about the PCM and how to file a complaint at: http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/project-finance/project-complaint-mechanism.html

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