Naftogaz Eurobond

Location:

Ukraine

Project number:

50809

Business sector:

Natural resources

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

B

Approval date:

12 Jul 2019

Status:

Signed

PSD disclosed:

31 Jul 2019

As permitted by paragraph 2.6 of Section III of the Access to Information Policy, disclosure of this PSD was deferred in accordance with paragraph 1.4.4 of the Directive on Access to Information.

Project Description

Investment of  120 million in € 600 million 5 year senior fixed rate coupon unsecured Eurobond issued alongside US$ 335 million 3 year Eurobond by Kondor Finance plc and rated by Fitch in favour of NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" (the "Company", or "NAK").

Project Objectives

The Eurobond proceeds are issued for general corporate purposes including the financing of gas purchases. The Bank's financing will be used exclusively for gas purchases.

The transaction will contribute to Ukraine's energy security, ensuring procurement of natural gas for winter heating seasons in the country.

Transition Impact

ETI score: 62

The transition impact of the project will stem from the following two transition impact qualities:

Resilient: The investment in the Eurobond will contribute to the development of the corporate bond market in a challenging environment.

Competitive: The project will include policy dialogue aimed to support the establishment of a gas exchange in Ukraine.

Client Information

NAFTOGAZ OF UKRAINE PJSC

Kondor Finance PLC is a public liability company incorporated in the UK specifically for the purpose of NAK's Eurobond issuance.

Naftogaz is a 100% state-owned company with the cabinet of ministers of Ukraine acting as nominated shareholders on behalf of the state. Naftogaz is the holding company of a vertically integrated group of entities with activities including oil and natural gas production, transportation and storage, refining and supply.

EBRD Finance Summary

EUR 120,000,000.00

Total Project Cost

EUR 897,038,464.00

EUR 600,000,000 + U.S.$335,000,000

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised B (2014). Use of the Bond proceeds will fund the gas purchase; therefore the Project definition is limited to the trading activity only. The EBRD PRs shall apply to this activity and to the corporate environmental, social, labour and health and safety policies and management systems of NAK.

Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing

None

Company Contact Information

Volodymyr Bariyatskyy
Bariyatskyy@naftogaz.com
+380 (44) 5863509
www.naftogaz.com
Bohdana Khmelnitskogo Str. 6, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01601,

PSD last updated

27 Jul 2020

Understanding Transition

Further information regarding the EBRD’s approach to measuring transition impact is available here.

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Environmental and Social Policy (ESP)

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More information on the EBRD’s practices in this regard is set out in the ESP.

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OCCO is also responsible for investigating allegations of fraud, corruption and misconduct in EBRD-financed projects. Anyone, both within or outside the Bank, who suspects fraud or corruption should submit a written report to the Chief Compliance Officer by email to compliance@ebrd.com. All matters reported will be handled by OCCO for follow-up. All reports, including anonymous ones, will be reviewed. Reports can be made in any language of the Bank or of the Bank's countries of operation. The information provided must be made in good faith.

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Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

If efforts to address environmental, social or public disclosure concerns with the Client or the Bank are unsuccessful (e.g. through the Client’s Project-level grievance mechanism or through direct engagement with Bank management), individuals and organisations may seek to address their concerns through the EBRD’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

Please visit the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism webpage to find out how to submit a Request for review through our confidential online form, by emailmail or telephone. IPAM is available to discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have about the submission or handling of Requests, which follow the Project Accountability Policy and Guidance. Requesters’ identities may be kept confidential, upon request.

 

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