Banca Intesa and Intesa Leasing sign credit lines with EBRD

Belgrade, December, 2013 – Banca Intesa and Intesa Leasing signed agreements with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on credit lines in the total value of 25 million euros.

Banca Intesa secured a 10 million euro credit line for on-lending to private and municipal sub-borrowers for investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, while Intesa Leasing obtained a loan of 15 million euros to expand lease financing for equipment, real estate for commercial purposes and light and heavy commercial vehicles for the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector.

"These are important agreements for us and for Serbia and their conclusion could not have come more timely as they are addressing key challenges the country faces – SME support and energy efficiency. We are confident that progress in these areas will allow Serbia to make significant progress towards stronger and sustainable growth", said Matteo Patrone, EBRD Director, Serbia.

Regional Launch of WeBSEFF II

Zagreb, October 23, 2013

WeBSEFF II was launched and presented to more than 100 guests and media on the 23rd of October 2013 in Zagreb, Hotel Esplanade. The speakers at the event were: Ms. Vedrana Jelušić Kašić, Director, Croatia, EBRD; Mr. Terry McCallion, Director, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Team, EBRD; Ms. Jelena Zrinski Berger, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Economy andMs. Tamara Perko, Director, Specialized Financing, Zagrebačka banka d.d.

For more information please find the attached documents: the agenda of the event and the press-release from the event.

UniCredit Bank d.d. Mostar is joining the new Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Efficiency Facility II (WeBSEFF II) with a loan of up to €10 million!

Mostar, October 31, 2013

Ivan Vlaho, CEO of UniCredit Bank Mostar added: "We are pleased to continue the successful cooperation with the EBRD in improving energy efficiency and investment in renewable energy projects in our country. By participating in the first phase of the EBRD's WeBSEFF I credit line we have significantly helped companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina to reduce their energy costs, increase production and become more competitive in the market, which is why last year we received the EBRD award for supporting sustainable energy efficiency projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina. UniCredit Bank is dedicated to the development of local communities and improving the quality of life in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a special focus on supporting environmental projects. We recognise the importance and the development potential of energy efficiency and renewables and we are delighted to have the opportunity to again support projects in this area through our continued joint cooperation under WeBSEFF II."

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