On 15 October 2009, OAO Gazprom Neft closed a deal to attract an unsecured club credit for a total sum of $500 million.
In addition to Raiffeisenbank, BTMU (Europe), Nordea Bank, ZAO UniCredit Bank, and ZAO Bank Sociйtй Gйnйrale Vostok also acted as arrangers of the deal.
The funds were supplied at the LIBOR rate plus 5% and will be used for financing the company’s general corporate costs.
Raiffeisenbank is recognized as a leader on the Russian corporate bond market. In
ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG. Raiffeisenbank is ranking 9th in terms of assets among the Russian banks based on 1H 2009 results (Interfax-CEA). According to Interfax-CEA, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 4th in Russia in terms of private deposits and 6th in consumer lending in Russia based on 1H 2009 results.
Raiffeisen International operates one of the largest banking networks in CEE, covering 17 markets across the region through subsidiary banks, leasing companies and a range of other financial service providers. The group’s nearly 60,000 employees service around 15 million customers via more than 3,100 business outlets. Raiffeisen International is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich AG (RZB), which owns about 70 per cent of the common stock. The remainder is in free float, with the shares listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RZB is a leading corporate and investment bank in Austria and the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country’s largest banking group.