Ukreximbank Loan for RE/EE Financing

Location:

Ukraine

Project number:

50859

Business sector:

Financial institutions

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

FI

Approval date:

27 Jan 2021

Status:

Cancelled

PSD disclosed:

15 May 2019

Project Description

The increase of the EBRD's exposure by EUR 8.6 million ("B Loan" outstanding principal) under the existing A/B senior loan for renewable energy and energy efficiency (RE/EE) financing (the "Loan") in favour of JSC "The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine" ("Ukreximbank"). 

The Loan was originally approved by the Board on 19 June 2019 and signed on 16 August 2019 in the total amount of EUR 80 million, out of which EUR 40 million was syndicated and EUR 40 million taken by EBRD.

syndicated and EUR40 million taken by EBRD.

Transition Impact

ETI score: 60

Supporting long-term "green" investments of private Ukrainian companies, compliant with the best industry standards and the EBRD's requirements in terms of energy generation capacity, carbon emissions, air pollution.

Client Information

THE STATE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF UKRAINE JSC

JSC "The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine" ("Ukreximbank") is fully owned by the state and is the third largest bank in Ukraine in terms of assets with a market share of 10 per cent. It specializes in servicing corporate clients, financing international trade, and implementing IFIs' investment facilities, including energy efficiency and export promotion lines. As of May 2019 Ukreximbank along with its head office in Kyiv, had 22 regional offices and 39 branches across Ukraine, and 2 representative offices in London and New York. 

EBRD Finance Summary

EUR 48,571,428.00

Total Project Cost

Up to EUR 80,000,000

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised FI. Ukreximbank is an existing client, complies with the EBRD's Environmental and Social (E&S) requirements and submits regular reporting. For this new transaction, Ukreximbank shall continue to comply with the EBRD's Performance Requirements 2, 4 and 9; implement the EBRD's "Environmental and Social Procedures for Corporate, SME and Micro Lending" and to submit annual environmental and social reports to the Bank. In addition, Ukreximbank will ensure that each sub-loan for a renewable energy project fulfils the EBRD's Eligibility Criteria for Renewable Energy Projects. For small hydro power projects, sub-loans will be assessed, developed, operated and monitored in accordance with the EBRD's Environmental and Social Good Practice Note - Small Hydropower Projects. A written consent of the EBRD will be obtained prior to the approval of sub-loans requiring an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) under the national legislation or any 'Category A' project included in Appendix 2 in the EBRD Environmental and Social Policy. Category A subprojects must all also meet the requirements of the EBRD Performance Requirements 1 - 8 and 10 and where possible, Ukreximbank will provide a link on their website to relevant EIAs as per Performance Requirement 9.

Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing

None.

Company Contact Information

Mr. Olexander Shchur, Member of the Board
AShchur@hq.eximb.com
+380 (44) 247-89-19
+380 (44) 247-89-28

PSD last updated

01 Dec 2020

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