Zug, Switzerland, 30 November 2015 – EuroChem Group AG (hereinafter “EuroChem”, “Group” or “Company”), a leading global agrochemical company, is pleased to announce the signing of a EUR 200 million, 5-year loan facility with a club of European banks.
Signed on 16 November 2015, the facility is provided to one of the Group’s European production subsidiaries (EuroChem Antwerpen) and includes a 2-year grace period. The proceeds will be used for debt refinancing and other general corporate purposes.
Andrey Ilyin, EuroChem CFO, commented: “This facility highlights the Group’s firm foothold in the European market and is underpinned by our robust network of global banking relationships.”
Alexander Gavrilov, Deputy CFO and Head of Corporate Finance, added: “This is another milestone facility for the Group, marking the first ever fund-raising exercise on the balance sheet of EuroChem’s European assets.”
ING Bank N.V., Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Luxembourg S.A., and Raiffeisen Bank International AG were retained and acted as mandated lead arrangers with ING Bank N.V. acting as the facility agent and coordinator.
About EuroChem Group AG
EuroChem is a leading global agrochemical company producing primarily nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers, as well as certain organic synthesis products and iron ore. The Group is vertically integrated with activities spanning from mining and hydrocarbons extraction to fertilizer production, logistics, and distribution. EuroChem is currently developing two sizeable potash deposits in Russia with its VolgaKaliy and Usolskiy Potash greenfield projects. Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, the Group operates production facilities in Belgium, China, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, and Russia and employs more than 23,000 people globally. For more information, please visit www.eurochemgroup.com or contact:
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