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GUNVOR INCREASES MIDDLE EAST BORROWING BASE TO US $525 MILLION
20 July 2015

Gunvor Group, comprising Gunvor SA, Gunvor Middle East DMCC and Gunvor Singapore Pte Ltd, (together “Gunvor” or the “Company”) has signed a US $525 mil. secured uncommitted borrowing base facility (the “Facility”), which represents an increase of US $105 mil. over the prior year.

“Gunvor continues to welcome new banks in support of our business and our expanding presence in the Middle East region,” said Tawfik Sadfi, Head of Structured Trade Finance. “We appreciate both this new and the ongoing support from our banking partners.”

The Facility was arranged by ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (the “Bookrunner and Mandated Lead Arranger”). Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), Emirates NBD, Gulf International Bank, Mashreqbank and Qatar National Bank have joined the Facilities as Mandated Lead Arrangers (the “MLAs”).

Three new banks joined this year, Commercial Bank of Dubai, National Bank of Fujairah and Qatar National Bank.

The Facility, which is guaranteed by the Company, will be used to finance working capital needs in respect of purchase of oil products, inventories, margin calls with the hedge providers and receivables related to physical transactions in the Middle-East region.

The deal structure is the same as last year with two tranches

  • Tranche A: US $150 mil. secured uncommitted loan facility
  • Tranche B: US $375 mil. secured uncommitted bilateral facilities

Mandated Lead Arranger and Bookrunner:

  • ABN Amro Bank N.V

Mandated Lead Arrangers

  • Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)
  • Emirates NBD PJSC, London Branch
  • Gulf International Bank B.S.C
  • Mashreq psc
  • Qatar National Bank

Arranger

  • Arab Bank (Switzerland) Ltd
  • Commercial Bank of Dubai
  • National Bank of Fujairah
  • Nedbank Limited, London Branch