A subordinated loan of EUR 15 million to be extended by the EBRD to Banca Transilvania (“BT”) as part of a larger subordinated debt package expected to total EUR 75 million to be granted together by five Creditors, including the EBRD, in five distinct parallel subordinated loans.
The subordinated loan package will be used to increase BT’s quasi capital base which will allow BT to support its continuous expansion and to introduce new corporate, SME and retail banking products.
The main rationale of this project is to provide support to a strong local bank with good potential to develop further and provide high standards of service to SMEs, private corporates and retail customers.
Beyond its regional base, BT’s extensive branch network will allow to develop business all over Romania, particularly with smaller clients, a fast-growing market segment.
The proposed participation in BT’s subordinated loan programme is consistent with and reinforces the objectives of the original equity investment by providing the necessary means for the bank to continue expanding its operations and efficiently serve the needs of local private clients.
Banca Transilvania, a Romanian commercial bank based in Cluj. BT is a medium-size institution with 3.9% market share of total banking assets, total balance sheet of EUR 1,383.5 million, equity of EUR 138.4 million and net profit of EUR 29.8 million at the end-2005 (audited). Total assets further increased to EUR 1,752.7 million and total equity to EUR 199.7 million (unaudited) by end-June 2006. During the first half of 2006, BT registered a net profit of EUR 16.5 million and became the fifth largest bank of Romania by total assets.
A subordinated loan of EUR 15 million.
BT will continue to comply with EBRD's Environmental Procedures for Intermediated Financing through Local Banks, including adherence to the Environmental Exclusion and Referral List, compliance with the applicable national environmental, health and safety and public consultation requirements, and submission of annual environmental reports to the EBRD.
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