John Deere Eq Financing Russia Extension



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Approval date:

09 Jul 2014



PSD disclosed:

09 Jun 2014

Translated version of this PSD: Russian

Project Description

The proposed project involves the expansion of John Deere leasing operations for the lease of agricultural, construction and forestry equipment predominantly by small and medium size companies in Russia. Under the risk sharing facility the Bank will take 1/3rd of the risk in such leases.

Transition Impact

The transition impact of the Project is expected to be derived from: (i) demonstration of new replicable behaviour and activities by providing a viable and competitive financing option to small and medium companies; and (ii) greater competition in the project sector aimed at making modern agricultural, construction and forestry equipment more accessible to the customers.

The Client

John Deere Financial LLC (the “Company”), the leasing subsidiary of Deere & Company in Russian Federation.

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure.

EBRD Finance

The loan to the Company in the amount of up to USD 180 million (in RUB equivalent) for the financing of leases for John Deere agricultural, construction and forestry equipment; and

The unfunded risk sharing facility in the RUB equivalent amount of up to USD 60 million, where EBRD shares 1/3rd of the risks and benefits associated with the Company’s portfolio of leases.

Project Cost

The total project cost for the financing of leases amounts to USD 200 million and the total amount of portfolio of leases under risk sharing facility is USD 180 million.

Environmental Impact

Categorised FI. John Deere Financial LLC will be required to comply with EBRD’s Performance Requirement 2 and the relevant procedures for managing environmental and social risk agreed with the EBRD. John Deere Financial LLC will be required to submit an annual report on the implementation of the EBRD’s Environmental and Social requirements to the Bank.

Technical Cooperation


Company Contact

Felix Frie

Tel. +7 495 783 39 99


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