UCB Serbia - SME Credit Line

Location:

Serbia

Project number:

46318

Business sector:

Financial institutions

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

FI

Target board date:

11 Jun 2014

Status:

Complete

PSD disclosed:

23 Apr 2014

Project Description

The EBRD is considering a senior loan of up to €40 million to UniCredit Bank Serbia JSC for on-lending to private SMEs in Serbia. The proceeds of the loan will be used to provide medium and long-term financing 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 improvement of competitiveness of the private SME sector and the availability of longer tenor financing supportive of investment.

The Client

At the end of 2013, UniCredit Bank Serbia’s total assets amounted to €2.198 million and total equity € 441 million, while the net profit reached €33 million. UniCredit Bank is ranked third among Serbian banks in terms of total assets, with a market share of 8.85% of total banking assets as of end-December 2013.

EBRD Finance

SME Credit Line - €40 million, in two equal tranches.

Project Cost

€40 million.

Environmental Impact

Categorised FI. UniCredit Bank Serbia will be required to comply with EBRD’s 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 Lending 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. UniCredit Bank Serbia is an existing client with good environmental standards.

Technical Cooperation

None.

Company Contact

UniCredit Bank Serbia JSC
Mr. Nebojsa Petrovic
Head of Business Strategy and Development
27-29, Rajiceva
11000 Belgrade
Serbia

Phone: 00 381 11 3204 568
E-mail: nebojsa.petrovic@unicreditgroup.rs

 

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