FIF - Procredit Bank Serbia - SME

Location:

Serbia

Project number:

51603

Business sector:

Financial institutions

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

FI

Approval date:

28 May 2020

Status:

Disbursing

PSD disclosed:

17 Apr 2020

Project Description

Provision of long-term debt financing to ProCredit Bank AD Belgrade for on-lending to small agricultural producers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Serbia.

Project Objectives

Contribution to the expansion of lending to private businesses through working capital lines and investment loans to SMEs, including enterprises operating in economically less developed regions of the country.

Transition Impact

ETI score: 60

The project improves the availability of medium-term funding for SMEs, which are the main source of employment in the private sector and a major contributor to the economy in Serbia. With its wide outreach, ProCredit Bank is well-positioned to provide much-needed financing to smaller regional businesses and to contribute to the development of SMEs in the country.

Client Information

PROCREDIT BANK AD BELGRADE

ProCredit Bank AD Belgrade is a medium-sized development-oriented commercial bank in Serbia specialised in lending to SMEs and agricultural clients. With total assets of over EUR 1 billion, it ranks as the 12th largest bank in Serbia as of December 2019. ProCredit Bank AD Belgrade is part of the ProCredit group, which is led by its Frankfurt-based parent company, Procredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA. As the sole owner of ProCredit Bank, ProCredit Holding holds 100% of its shares.

EBRD Finance Summary

EUR 40,000,000.00

Total Project Cost

EUR 40,000,000.00

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised FI (ESP 2014). PBS is an existing client and is in compliance with PRs 2, 4 and 9 as confirmed via their completed Sustainability Index for 2018. PBS will be required to continue to comply with the EBRD's Environmental and Social Risk Management Procedures for Corporate Loans, SME and Micro Loans, as well as the PRs, and submit annual environmental and social reports to the Bank

Company Contact Information

Tamara Cvijetic
Tamara.Cvijetic@procredit-group.com
+381 11 207 7815
www.procreditbank.rs
Milutina Milankovica 17 Belgrade

PSD last updated

17 Apr 2020

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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.

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