ZAO Raiffeisenbank and VTB Bank (Austria) AG («Mandated Lead Arrangers») are pleased to announce the successful closing on the 14th December 2010 of syndication of USD 200,000,000 Syndicated Revolving Facility («Facility») for JSC «Antipinsky Refinery» located in Tyumen Region of Russia. In the process of syndication Gazprombank and Bank GLOBEX joined the Facility as Lead Arrangers, Banca Intesa as an Arranger. ZAO Raiffeisenbank Russia is the Facility Agent.
The Facility is structured as a revolving facility maturing in December 2011. The purpose of the Facility is the financing of purchases of additional volumes of crude oil following the launch in May 2010 of an additional processing capacity at the refinery.
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). According to the same Interfax-CEA data, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 6th in terms of private deposits and 8th with regard to consumer lending.
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.