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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Bangladesh
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Status: Active
Bank Risk Rating: FI
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Board Decision Date: 2017-02-27
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Borrower or Client: Dhaka Bank ltd.
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  • Finance
Investment Type(s): Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD): $ 20.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

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Original disclosure @ IFC website
Updated in EWS: 2017-08-07
Disclosure Date: 2017-01-26
WCS Dhaka Bank

Project Description
The project consists of a short-term loan (Working Capital Solutions, WCS) for up to $20 million and a $35 million guarantee under Global Trade Finance Program, GTFP to Dhaka Bank Limited (the "Bank" or "Dhaka Bank") to support the foreign currency needs of SMEs in Bangladesh. The financing provided is a fit with the World Bank and IFC strategy of promoting economic growth by providing access to finance to underserved market segments and promoting international trade, thereby leading to improved competitiveness, job retention and creation. The Bank commenced operations on April 06, 1995 and has total assets of $2.48 billion as of September 30, 2016.
Investment Description
The present Board Chairman of the Bank, Mr. Reshadur Rahman, is a prominent local businessman with involvement to real estate, trading, shipping, chemicals and logistics businesses. Dhaka Bank is publicly listed on Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges. It has a diversified shareholding with 36.5% of shares owned by the general public and 24.2% by local institutions. Around 39.1% of shares is held by the sponsors/directors and 0.2% is held by foreign investors.
Contact Information
Dhaka Bank Limited Md. Syed Faisal Omar EVP & Head of International Division 880258314419 faisal.omar@dhakabank.com.bd 71, PuranaPaltan Lane, Dhaka ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IFC The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an IFC or MIGA- financed project. If you submit a complaint to the CAO, they may assist you in resolving a dispute with the company and/or investigate to assess whether the IFC is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. If you want to submit a complaint electronically, you can email the CAO at CAO@worldbankgroup.org. You can learn more about the CAO and how to file a complaint at http://www.cao-ombudsman.org/