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TBC Bank Group PLC
24 December 2019
TBC and EIB sign a GEL 90 million equivalent loan agreement
TBC Bank Group PLC ("TBC PLC") announces that its subsidiary, JSC TBC Bank ("TBC Bank"), has signed a loan agreement in the amount of GEL 90 million equivalent with the European Investment Bank (EIB). The funds are available to draw either in EUR, USD or GEL. The five year loan facility will be used primarily to finance micro, small and medium size businesses in Georgia and support the development of private enterprise.
Vakhtang Butskhrikidze, CEO, TBC Bank, commented:
"I am very pleased that over time we have built such a successful partnership with the European Investment Bank. This is TBC's first transaction in Georgian Lari with EIB, and is a testament to the truly close working relationship we have formed since the launch of our partnership in 2012. Local currency funding is of great importance for the Georgian financial sector as it allows to reduce dependence upon borrowing in foreign currencies. Local currency funding will protect business owners and households from direct exposure to exchange rate risk while it helps to de-dollarise TBC Bank's portfolio."
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the European Union's bank. It is the long-term lending institution of the EU and is the only bank owned by and representing the interests of the European Union Member States. It makes long-term finance available for sound investments in order to contribute towards EU policy goals. The EIB works closely with other EU institutions to implement EU policy.
As the largest multilateral borrower and lender by volume, the EIB provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects which contribute to furthering EU policy objectives. More than 90% of EIB activity is focused on Europe but it also supports the EU's external and development policies.
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About TBC Bank Group PLC ("TBC PLC")
TBC PLC is a public limited company registered in England and Wales that was incorporated in February 2016. TBC PLC became the parent company of JSC TBC Bank ("TBC Bank") on 10 August 2016. TBC PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TBCG and is a constituent of FTSE 250 Index.
TBC Bank, together with its subsidiaries, is the leading universal banking group in Georgia, with a total market share of 38.7% of loans and 39.3% of non-banking deposits as at 30 September 2019, according to data published by the National Bank of Georgia.
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