Published version of this PSD: Uzbek
A syndicated loan of up to USD 20 million to Joint Stock Commercial Innovative Bank "Ipak Yuli" comprising an A Loan of up to USD 10 million to be provided by the EBRD and a B Loan for up to USD 10 million to be attracted on a "best effort basis". If successful, this will be the first syndicated loan arranged by the Bank in Uzbekistan in the Financial Institutions sector. The loan will be accompanied by Technical Cooperation ("TC") funds.
The syndicated loan will allow Ipak Yuli Bank to diversify its funding base and expand lending to support private micro, small and medium-sized enterprises ("MSMEs") in Uzbekistan.
This project will continue the EBRD's re-engagement path in the country building new relationships with the financially sound banks servicing MSMEs. The syndicate loan will support Ipak Yuli Bank's competitiveness by increasing availability of medium-term financing for on-lending to private MSMEs.
Providing an option for the local currency funding as well as requirements to comply with financial covenants will contribute to resilience of the institution.
IPAK YULI JOINT STOCK INNOVATION COMMERCIAL BANK
Ipak Yuli Bank, founded in April 1990 in Uzbekistan, is a universal commercial bank with primary focus on SME clients. It is the 12th largest bank in the country with a 2% share of sector assets as of end 2017. The distribution network comprises 14 branches and 65 mini-banks providing good client outreach in the country.
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Categorised FI (ESP 2014). Ipak Yuli Bank will be required to comply with the EBRD's Performance Requirements (PR) 2 (Labour and Working conditions) and 4 (Occupational Health and Safety). Ipak Yuli Bank will also be required to comply with PR 9 which includes implementing the EBRD's Environmental and Social Procedures for SME and Micro loans, adherence to the EBRD's Environmental and Social Exclusion list which includes prohibiting the financing of activities connected to both the cotton sector and the textile industry. Ipak Yuli Bank staff dealing with the EBRD's funds will be required to undertake the EBRD's E&S E-learning for FIs on-line training. All MSME loans in relation to the EBRD funds will be in compliance with national environment, social, health and safety and labour laws and regulations. Ipak Yuli Bank will be required to submit Annual E&S Reports to the EBRD via the Sustainability Index.
EBRD funding will be supported by TC funds under the "Uzbekistan: Financial Intermediaries Capacity Building TC Programme." The Company will also benefit from TC measures under the "Regional Small Business Programme for Central Asia - TC Programme".
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