Original disclosure @ FMO website
Updated in EWS Apr 16, 2021
Disclosed by Bank Jun 2, 2020
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The clients are four electricity distribution companies in El Salvador: i) Compania de Alumbrado Electrico de San Salvador, SA de CV (CAESS); ii) Empresa Electrica de Oriente, S.A. de C.V. (EEO); (iii) AES CLESA S. en C. de C.V. (CLESA); and iv) Distribuidora Electrica de Usulutan (DEUSEM) (hereinafter "AES El Salvador" or "the Companies"). The Companies are controlled, and majority owned by The AES Corporation. The companies are responsible for the distribution of electrical energy to municipalities and urban areas in distinct regions in El Salvador. The companies are regulated by public utility companies.
The proposed transaction is a payment facility to purchase accounts receivable, that will be used to discount the electricity bills issued by the distribution companies and which are part of a deferral. The invoices arise from Executive Decree No. 12 of the Executive Body for the Health Sector of March 21, 2020, for the deferral of payment of electricity consumers' invoices (as a response to adverse economic effects of COVID-19). The payment facility addresses the Companies' liquidity and working capital needs. The credit line will be available for up to three months and the deferred invoice payments shall be repaid in 24 monthly instalments.
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