A senior loan of up to USD 6 million equivalent to Ipak Yuli Bank in Uzbekistan. The loan will be provided under the Green Economy Financing Facility of Uzbekistan (“GEFF Uzbekistan”). The proceeds of the loan will be on-lent to eligible sub-borrowers implementing eligible sub-projects in accordance with the technical and financial eligibility criteria; Sub-borrowers will be entitled to investment incentives according to the eligibility criteria.
The loan will be offered in local currency in two equal tranches of $3 million each. Tranche 1 will be committed upon signature of the loan agreement; Tranche 2 will be uncommitted and may become available at the sole discretion of the EBRD. Each tranche will have a duration of three years and will be disbursed in UZS equivalents of USD amounts calculated at or about the time of the relevant disbursements.
the project’s objectives
The project will enable Ipak Yuli Bank to enhance its product offering and provide term finance to private clients in the country for investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies and services supporting the transition to a green economy.
Impact of transition
ETI rating: 70
The project will contribute to the Green Transition Impact quality. It facilitates the building of a green economy in Uzbekistan by facilitating the expansion of energy efficiency investments and providing positive demonstration effects of these projects, through on-lending to private sector sub-borrowers (e.g., companies, suppliers and sellers of high-performance green technologies and service providers).
IPAK YULI COMMERCIAL INNOVATION BANK BY ACTIONS
Ipak Yuli Bank (“IYB”) is a private bank in Uzbekistan focusing on the MSME and retail segments. The bank demonstrates strong commercial momentum and a market-leading pace of innovation/digitalization. IYB is ranked 3rd among 21 private banks (or 13th out of all 33 banks) in terms of assets and loans, with market shares of 2% in HY22.
EBRD Financial Summary
Total project cost
Additionality will be achieved through a combination of: (i) financing structure; (ii) innovative green financing instrument; and (iii) standard setting.
(I) Funding structure. The EBRD offers local currency financing on terms that are not readily available in the market. The EBRD offers a longer term than that available to the client in the market on reasonable terms.
(ii) Innovative financing structures and/or instruments. The EBRD offers an innovative green finance instrument that integrates aspects such as climate and environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards and/or climate and ESG risk considerations into the financing structure.
(iii) Standard Parameter: helping projects and clients achieve higher standards.
Environmental and social summary
FI rated (ESP 2019). Ipak Yuli Bank is an existing client who will need to continue to comply with EBRD PR 2, 4 and 9 and submit annual E&S reports to the Bank and implement EBRD E&S procedures for corporate lending, SMEs and microcredits. All GEFF-related sub-projects should furthermore be aligned with the GEFF Policy Statement.
Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing
Ipak Yuli Bank will benefit from full technical cooperation (“TC”) dedicated to supporting the implementation of GEFF Uzbekistan. The total TC package under GEFF Uzbekistan available to participating banks is EUR 3.5 million. Technical cooperation support is provided by the EBRD Shareholders’ Special Fund (“SSF”), the TaiwanBusiness-EBRD Technical Cooperation Fund (“TWTC”) and the Austrian Countries Energy Efficiency Program Fund in the Beginning of transition (“ETC”).
In addition, the loan is complemented by co-investment grants of up to USD 660,000 disbursed as investment incentives to sub-borrowers in accordance with the levels and eligibility criteria defined in the GEFF policy statement. . Co-investment grants are provided by SSF.
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November 18, 2022
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