ABH Ukraine Limited, the holders of 90.1% of shares in Ukrainian Alfa-Bank, has issued new two-year EUR 50 mln loan participation notes (LPNs), setting the coupon rate at 6.75% per annum with the quarterly payments.
The bank said on Thursday that the maturity date is July 6, 2021.
The bonds were issue under S Rules with listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
The bank recalled that the bond issue was the 16th issue by ABH Ukraine since early 2015.
As reported, at the end of October 2016, the operation was completed on the transfer of 99.9% of the shares in PJSC Ukrsotsbank from UniCredit Group in favor of ABH Holdings S.A. (ABHH), whose main asset in Ukraine is Alfa-Bank, in exchange for a minority share of ownership in ABHH in the amount of 9.9%.
Currently ABH Holdings S.A. is consolidating assets in Ukraine, which will lead to the creation of the country’s largest private bank based on Alfa-Bank.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has issued a loan of EUR 2.6 million to Negabarit-Service LLC (Volyn region), one of the leaders of the domestic market for oversized and complex cargo carriage by road, to finance an investment program providing the procurement of up to 42 GPS-equipped tractor trucks and 18 trailers. According to a correspondent of Interfax-Ukraine, the loan agreement was signed in Kyiv on December 20.
The loan will be accompanied by a grant of up to EUR 100,000 under the EU4Business program and a stimulating grant of $452,000 under the EBRD’s FINTECC program launched by the bank in Ukraine in February 2016 to support the introduction of new technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation to them.
It is assumed that the new trucks will reduce the operating costs of Negabarit-Service by at least 30% due to the reduction of fuel consumption and the cost of maintenance. They will meet environmental standards of at least Euro-6, which will help reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide by 80% and carbon oxide by 22%.