The proposed project consists of an A/B syndicated loan to Promsvyazbank in an aggregate amount of up to USD 300 million for the regional expansion and development of retail activities, including consumer and car lending programmes.
The transition impact of the project is expected to be achieved in the following main areas:
Financial intermediation and market penetration
Funding from the EBRD will support the growing retail business of Promsvyazbank. The bank will be encouraged to focus in particular on the financing needs of retail customers in the regions which are still not sufficiently covered by banking services.
Deepening of the syndication market
The project will be aimed at diversifying the sources of commercial funding and extending the maturity of the syndicated B-loan for Promsvyazbank for up to 3 years (while the EBRD A-Loan will be for up to 5 years), thus enabling it
(i) to finance loans that are currently beyond its reach due to liquidity and maturity mismatch concerns and
(ii) to serve the needs of retail customers that do not have access to medium to long term funding.
Promsvyazbank was established in 1995 as a specialised bank servicing the needs of large companies in the communication sector; however, over time it evolved into a large universal bank offering the full range of services in over 30 Russian regions.
Up to USD 100 million.
Up to USD 300 million.
Promsvyazbank will be required to comply with EBRD’s Environmental Procedures for Intermediated Finance through local banks and to apply them to all commercial lending activities under the syndicated loan including SME sub-loans. The implementation of the above procedures will ensure Promsvyazbank’s compliance with the applicable national environmental, health and safety legislation, adherence to the EBRD’s Environmental Exclusion and Referral List for FIs, appointment of a member of senior management responsible for the implementation of the environmental procedures, and submission of annual environmental reports to the Bank.
Promsvyazbank’s representatives have also attended the EBRD’s environmental and social risk management training for Russian FIs in Moscow in April 2006.
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