Alpha Bank AE: covered bonds investment (EBRD-49725)

  • Greece
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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
Dec 13, 2017
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  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 49.47 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 40
Converted using 2018-02-05 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 618.31 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 500
Converted using 2018-02-05 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Mar 1, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Feb 5, 2018

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Project Description

This project subscribes to bonds issued by Alpha Bank, the proceeds of which will be used to contribute to the normalization of the Bank's liquidity position.

Investment Description

The EBRD subscribed EUR 40 million to the EUR 500 million covered bond issued by Alpha Bank A.E. ("Alpha") under its EUR 8 billion Direct Issuance Covered Bond Programme I. The covered bond has a soft bullet structure with a maturity of five years and marks Alpha's first public covered bond issuance.

Financial Intermediary
Financial Intermediary: A commercial 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

Alpha is one of the four systemic banks in Greece with its shares listed in the Athens Stock Exhange. It offers a wide range of high-quality financial products and services, including retail banking, SMEs and corporate banking, asset management and private banking, the distribution of insurance roducts, investment banking, brokerage and real estate management.

Contact Information

Ioannis Asimelis
+30 210 326 4118
+30 210 326 8309
40 Stadiou Str., 102 52 Athens, Greece

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