Capital Media - Extension Facility



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Business sector:

Information and Communication Technologies

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Approval date:

24 Jul 2007



PSD disclosed:

22 Jun 2007

Project Description

The proposed extension of the existing long-term bank financing to CME will support further development and restructuring of this TV broadcasting group with proceeds to be used for capital expenditures and acquisitions in the operating TV stations in the Ukraine and Romania.

Transition Impact

The project will enable CME to enhance and extend its operations and operational efficiency in the Ukraine and Romania.= It will support the development of competitive TV broadcasting markets and stimulate corporate restructuring of the Company’s businesses in those countries. The project is also expected to have a positive impact on the development of local TV production industries.

The Client

CME is a NASDAQ-listed company and the leading TV broadcasting group in the CEE region with operations in Croatia, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia and Ukraine.

EBRD Finance

EBRD debt financing of EUR 25 million alongside two commercial banks under a EUR 50 million EBRD “A/B” loan structure. This financing is an extension of the existing EUR 100 million EBRD ”A/B” loan, which will bring the total EBRD financing to EUR 75 million under both loans.

Project Cost

EUR 50 million.

Environmental Impact

Screened C1. The project is unlikely to be associated with any significant environmental issues. The corporate environmental audit has confirmed legal compliance of the Sponsor and examined environmental implications of the proceeds. The Sponsor will be required to ensure that sub-projects comply with, at a minimum, national environmental, health, safety and labour standards and requirements as well as good international practice and to submit annual reports on environment, health and safety issues.

Technical Cooperation


Company Contact

Romana Tomasova, Director of Corporate Communications

Central European Media Enterprises

Tel: +44 (0)20 7430 5430


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