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Raiffeisenbank of Russia together with Raiffeisen Bank International AG acted as one of the mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners of USD 100 ml syndicated facility for Milkiland N.V.

ZAO Raiffeisenbank together with Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI Group), UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking and Royal Bank of Scotland (coordinator of the deal) as mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners arranged a senior secured long-term loan to Milkiland N.V. Raiffeisen Bank International AG also acts as Agent and Security Agent.

The proceeds of a 4-year USD 100 ml syndicated facility are to be used for refinancing of existing loans of Milkiland Group and general corporate purposes.

Oksana Panchenko, Board Member, Head of Corporate Banking and Corporate Finance Directorate of ZAO Raiffeisenbak, notes that this is another benchmark syndicated deal in the Russian market due to its cross-border nature.

Milkiland is a TOP-5 diversified dairy producer operating in Russia and Ukraine offering a wide range of dairy products such as fresh dairy, cheese, and butter, to satisfy consumers in their everyday needs for healthy and tasty foods.

In Russia, the company produces fresh dairy products at Moscow-based OJSC Ostankino Dairy and sells under Ostankinskaya brand. Also, Dobryana Ukrainian cheese is sold in many Russian cities, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Nizhniy Novgorod, Saratov, Kaluga, Chelyabinsk, Orel, Ekaterinburg, Omsk, and Kaliningrad.

In Ukraine, the company controls 10 plants producing wide range of dairy products. Its cheese, fresh dairy products and butter are widely available across all Ukrainian cities under brands Dobryana and Kolyada. Milkiland exports dairy products from Ukraine to over 30 countries.

The revenue of the company in the year 2010 was EUR 258 mn, net profit EUR 22 mn.

Milkiland N.V. is a Dutch holding company controlling the Group. DE Milkiland Ukraine is its 100% subsidiary controlling the business of the Group in Ukraine. Shares of Milkiland N.V. have been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since December, 6, 2010.

ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank ranks 10th among the Russian banks in terms of assets, based on Q3 2011 results (Interfax-CEA). According to the same Interfax-CEA data, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 5th in terms of private deposits and 6th with regard to consumer lending.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) 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. RBI is the only Austrian bank with a presence in both the worlds financial centres and in Asia, the groups further geographical area of focus. Around 60,000 employees service about 13.7 million customers through around 2,900 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE. 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, the remainder is in free float. RBIs shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RZB is the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the countrys largest banking group, and serves as the group head office of the entire RZB Group, including RBI.


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