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Gunvor Closes Oversubscribed USD $1.16 Billion Revolving Credit Facility

Gunvor Group (“Gunvor Group” or the “Company”) has signed its USD $1,160,000,000 Revolving Credit Facility (the “Facility”) in favour of Gunvor International B.V. (“Gunvor International”) and Gunvor SA, (together the “Borrowers”). The Facility, oversubscribed by 45 percent, draws on an expanded pool of banks, as Gunvor continues to see new support for its operations.

The Facility was arranged by ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (“Crédit Agricole CIB”), Credit Suisse AG, ING Bank N.V. (“ING Bank”), Natixis, Rabobank International (“Rabobank”), and Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (together the “Bookrunning Mandated Lead Arrangers”). ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Crédit Agricole CIB, ING Bank, Rabobank and Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking were Active Bookrunners.

The Facility, which is guaranteed by the Company, will be used for general corporate purposes and to refinance the Borrowers’ 3-year revolving credit facility dated 21 June 2011 and the USD $852,000,000 revolving credit facility extended by 6 months on 19 June 2012 (the “Existing Facilities”).

The Facility available to the Borrowers, which was launched at USD $800,000,000, was significantly oversubscribed after syndication and subsequently increased to USD $1,160,000,000, consists of 2 tranches split as follows:

  • Tranche A: USD $1,050,000,000 364-day revolving credit facility
  • Tranche B: USD $110,000,000 3-year revolving credit facility

Together with the oversubscribed and increased USD $635,000,000 364-day Asian Facility for Gunvor Singapore signed in June 2012 this Facility evidences Gunvor’s successful strategy to grow and diversify its financing to support new investments and existing operations.

The participating banks in the Facility are as follows:

Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners
Crédit Agricole CIB
Credit Suisse AG
ING Bank N.V.
Rabobank International
Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking

Senior Mandated Lead Arrangers

Mandated Lead Arrangers
DBS Bank
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
The Royal Bank of Scotland plc
Unicredit Bank AG
VTB Bank (Austria)

Lead Arrangers
Raiffeisen Bank International
State Bank of India
Banco Do Brasil S.A.
Bank Leumi
Garanti Bank International
National Australia Bank

Banque Cantonale de Genève
China Construction Bank
Deutsche Bank
Gulf International Bank
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
ABC International Bank
Banque de Commerce et de Placements
BHF Bank
DZ Bank
Hua Nan Commercial Bank

Lead Manager
Mega International Commercial Bank