UCB Serbia - SME Credit Line



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Financial institutions

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Approval date:

01 May 2013



PSD disclosed:

12 Mar 2013

Translated version of this PSD: Serbian

Project Description

The EBRD is considering a senior loan of up to EUR 30 million to UniCredit Bank Serbia JSC to be on-lent by UniCredit Bank Serbia to private SMEs in Serbia. The proceeds of the loan will be used by UniCredit Bank Serbia to provide medium and long-term financing to private SME companies for production, investment, trade, services and working capital needs.

Transition Impact

The SME Credit Line will contribute to the transition process by maintaining an essential flow of lending to private enterprises at a time when the availability of credit, particularly to SMEs, has been constrained. Transition impact potential also derives from the demonstration effect associated with the energy savings and will help improvement of competitiveness of the private SME sector.

The Client

At the end of the third quarter 2012, UniCredit Bank Serbia’s total assets amounted EUR 1,922.2 million and total equity EUR 382.8 million, while the net profit reached EUR 26.8 million. UniCredit Bank is ranked third among Serbian banks in terms of total assets, with a 7.9% market share of total banking assets as of end-September 2012.

EBRD Finance

SME Credit Line - EUR 30 million, in two equal tranches.

Project Cost

Total project costs of EUR 30 million.

Environmental Impact

Categorised FI. UniCredit Bank Serbia will be required to comply with EBRD’s l Performance Requirement (“PR”) 9 when making local loans, conduct their business in accordance with PR 2, implement the EBRD’s E&S Procedures for Corporate Loans and submit Annual Environmental and Social Reports to the Bank. Borrowers will be required to comply with applicable national environmental, health and safety and labour requirements.

Technical Cooperation


Company Contact

UniCredit Bank Serbia JSC
Mr. Niksa Vusurovic, Head of Market Analysis and Products Section
27-29, Rajiceva
11000 Belgrade

Phone: 00 381 11 3204 568
E-mail: niksa.vusurovic@unicreditgroup.rs


Business opportunities

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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).

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