Project Oblak (EBRD-53631)

  • Slovenia
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
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
Jul 22, 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.
Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d.
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)
$ 81.70 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 80
Converted using 2022-07-22 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 81.70 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 80
Converted using 2022-07-22 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Mar 21, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Sep 20, 2022

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Project Description
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According to the EBRD, the project consists in an investment of EUR80 million in Basel III compliant AT1 capital instrument to be raised by Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d. ("NLB"). It would be the first such capital instrument to be placed by a Slovenian bank. The AT1 instrument would be rated and listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

With this investment, EBRD is seeking to make a tangible contribution to NLB's resilience, by improving the quality of NLB's capital base, supporting capital optimisation and growth strategy as well as facilitating the meeting of regulatory requirements.

Investment Description
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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.

From the EBRD's website:

NLB is the largest banking group in Slovenia with ~30%market share by total assets. NLB is classified as other systematically important institution in Slovenia and is part of NLB Group that has operations in five Wester Balkan countries. As of end-H1 2022, NLB Group had total assets of EUR23 billion and total equity of EUR2.3 billion. Following NLB's privatisation in 2018, the stake of Republic of Slovenia in NLB declined from 100% to 25%. NLB is listed on Ljubljana and London Stock Exchange. NLB's credit rating is Baa1 (stable) by Moody's and BBB (stable) by S&P.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d. Client Finance

Contact Information
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Client - Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d.:

Valerija Pesec - Head of Investor Relations
Phone: + 386 1 476 9122


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