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Countries:
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Turkey
Banks:
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Status: Approved
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: 2016-07-20
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower or Client: TURKIYE VAKIFLAR BANKASI T.A.O.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors:
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
  • Energy
  • Finance
Investment Amount (USD): $ 54.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 50,000,000.00
Converted using 2016-07-20 exchange rate.

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Original disclosure @ EBRD website
Updated in EWS: 2017-05-03
Disclosure Date: 2016-07-27
Vakifbank III - TurSEFF III
EBRD-48656

Project Description
The EBRD has approved EUR 50 million (or its USD or TRY equivalent) financing to Turkish lender Vakifbank under the Turkey Sustainable Energy Financing Facility III ("TurSEFF III") for on-lending to eligible private and public sector companies to finance resource efficiency and small scale renewable energy investments. The project can be funded through a range of financing instruments, including but not limited to senior notes issued under the company's existing Diversified Payment Rights programme or residential mortgage covered bonds. Vakifbank is the second participating financial institution to receive approval for financing under the TurSEFF III framework.
Investment Description
TURKIYE VAKIFLAR BANKASI T.A.O., listed on Borsa Istanbul, is a full-service commercial and retail bank in Turkey with a wide regional network. The company is a quasi-state-owned entity as it is indirectly majority owned (58.5%) by the General Directorate of Foundations, a governmental institution. 16.1% are owned by the employees' pension fund and another 25.2% are publicly traded on Borsa Istanbul. Vakifbank is the seventh largest commercial bank by assets and the third largest state-controlled bank in Turkey and is currently rated Baa3 by Moody's and BBB- by Fitch. TurSEFF III will be supported by a technical cooperation programme in the amount of EUR 5.8 million. Funding for the programme will be provided by the EU under the two contribution agreements "Enhancement of Turkish Energy Sector in line with EU Energy Strategies" and "EU Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) 2009 Turkey Private Sector Support Facility".
Contact Information
Mr. Mustafa Turan, Senior Vice President Mustafa.TURAN@vakifbank.com.tr +90 212 316 7500 +90 212 316 7126 http://www.vakifbank.com.tr Camlik Caddesi, Cayir Cimen Sok. No:2 Kat:6 1.Levent 34330, Istanbul, Turkey ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF EBRD The Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the PCM, it may assess compliance with EBRD's own policies and procedures to prevent harm to the environment or communities or it may assist you in resolving the problem that led to the complaint through a dialogue with those implementing the project. Additionally, the PCM has the authority to recommend a project be suspended in the event that harm is imminent. You can contact the PCM at pcm@ebrd.com or you can submit a complaint online using an online form, http://www.ebrd.com/eform/pcm/complaint_form?language=en. You can learn more about the PCM and how to file a complaint at http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/project-finance/project-complaint-mechanism.html.