Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Crйdit Agricole CIB, Credit Suisse AG, ING Bank N.V., Raiffeisen Bank International AG together with ZAO Raiffeisenbank and VTB Bank (Deutschland) AG as the Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers announced the successful signing of the USD 275,000,000 Syndicated Term Loan Facility (the «Facility») for Bank UralSib on 10 December, 2010.
The Facility is structured as a one-year syndicated term loan with bullet repayment at maturity and its purpose is financing certain foreign trade contracts of the borrower's customers.
The Facility was launched to the market in November and closed significantly oversubscribed and increased to USD 275,000,000.
A total of 10 financial institutions spanning across Europe and the United States joined the Facility together with 6 IMLAs. The oversubscription in excess of 80% of the original amount of the Facility demonstrates the significant support that UralSib enjoys from the international banking community.
ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank ranks 9th among the Russian banks in terms of assets, based on Q3/2010 results (Interfax-CEA).
Raiffeisen Bank International AG regards both Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. In CEE, RBI operates an extensive network of subsidiary banks, leasing companies and a range of other specialised financial service providers in 17 markets. More than 59,000 employees service about 15 million customers through around 3,000 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE. RBI is the only Austrian bank with a presence in both the world's financial centres and in Asia, the group's further geographical area of focus. Raiffeisen Bank International is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG (RZB). RZB indirectly owns around 78.5 per cent of the common stock, which is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange; the remainder is in free float. RZB is the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country's largest banking group, and serves as the group head office of the entire RZB Group, including RBI.