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Russia’s Raiffeisenbank acts as one of the Mandated Lead Arrangers of a RUR 15 billion club facility for X5 Retail Group N.V.

ZAO Raiffeisenbank as one of the Mandated Lead Arrangers closed a RUR 15 billion club facility for X5 Retail Group N.V., a leading Russian food retailer.

The new club facility consists of a 3-year RUR 9.7 billion tranche with the margin of 2.50% p.a. over MosPrime and a 5-year RUR 5.3 billion tranche with the margin of 2.75% p.a. over MosPrime. The proceeds will be used to refinance the existing club facility due in September 2013, as well as other short-term loans.

Along with ZAO Raiffeisenbank the following banks acted as Mandate Lead Arrangers of the transaction: ING BANK EURASIA ZAO, Joint Stock Commercial Bank Rosbank (Open joint-stock company) and UniCredit Group (UniCredit Bank Austria AG, ZAO UniCredit Bank and UniCredit Bank AG, London Branch). UniCredit Bank acted as sole Coordinator and facility agent of the Facility.

X5 Retail Group N.V. (LSE: FIVE, Moodys  B2, S&P  B+) is a leading Russian retailer. The Company operates several retail formats: the soft discounter chain under the Pyaterochka brand, the supermarket chain under the Perekrestok brand, the hypermarket chain under the Karusel brand, the online retail channel under the brand and convenience stores under various brands.

ZAO Raiffeisenbank
is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank ranks 11th among the Russian banks in terms of assets, based on H1 2013 results (Interfax-CEA). According to the same Interfax-CEA data, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 5th in terms of liabilities of individuals and 10th 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. In total, more than 59,000 employees serve some 14.2 million customers through more than 3,000 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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