This project was approved as part of the Bank's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To avoid delays to the delivery of this project, the Bank's President granted a deviation from the ordinary timelines for PSD disclosure, as contemplated by Section V of the Directive on Access to Information. Details of the Bank's response to COVID-19, and this deviation, can be found on our website.
A senior unsecured loan in amount of up to USD 100 million to JSC TBC Bank provided in two equal tranches and available in USD or GEL. The proposed project is an integral part of the Bank's COVID-19 crisis support to Georgia. The proceeds will be used for on-lending to eligible sub-borrowers, preferably SMEs, in line with the Resilience Framework Policy Statement.
The project will support the systemic bank, TBC, to maintain uninterrupted lending to real economy, especially to MSMEs, both regional and urban businesses, to withstand the negative consequences brought by COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
ETI score: 70
The expected transition impact of the project is to ensure resilience of the financial sector and to preserve competition in the sector and continued lending to the economy adversely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. TBC's strong franchise and wide regional coverage will support achievement of the project's TI objectives.
TBC BANK JSC
EBRD Finance Summary
Total Project Cost
Considering the severe impact of the COVID-19 on the Georgian economy, the Bank's support to FI partner bank is highly additional, in particular, EBRD financing effectively bridges a funding gap due to adverse market conditions stemming from the COVID-19 crisis.
Environmental and Social Summary
Categorised FI (ESP 2019). TBC Bank (TBC) is an existing client of the Bank and has undertaken a number of projects with the Bank. Reporting from TBC's demonstrates a mixed portfolio from an E&S risk perspective and it is anticipated that this mix will continue under this credit line. TBC has developed adequate and appropriate systems to manage issues both internally, and externally within its portfolio, in accordance with PRs 2, 4 and 9. TBC also has adequate staff and procedures in place to deal with the relevant E&S issues. TBC will be required to continue compliance with PRs 2, 4 and 9 and to provide the EBRD with annual E&S reports.
Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing
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7 Marjanishvili St. Tbilisi, Georgia 0102
The Project provided Georgian systemic bank, TBC, with USD100m loan (available in USD or GEL) under the EBRD's COVID crises response solidarity package, the Resilience Framework.
Transition impact stems from enabling TBC bank to continue uninterrupted lending to real economy, thus supporting resilience of the Georgian banking sector and contributing to speedier recovery of local businesses. To date up to 2,600 MSMEs representing all key economic sectors in the country benefited from financing under the project, helping them to overcome pandemic crises.
EBRD's support to its long standing partner and systemically important bank in Georgia was at the same time reassuring for the client and the banking sector and had a demonstration effect to the market.
PSD last updated
25 Oct 2022
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