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Ameropa Announces Closing of Upsized $1.1 Billion Revolving Credit Facility

Binningen, Switzerland – AMS Ameropa Marketing and Sales AG, a
fully owned subsidiary of Ameropa, today announced completing the full
refinancing of its USD 750 Million Revolving Credit Facility, for an
amount of USD 1.1 billion.
The refinancing process was
launched earlier this year and gained strong support from the company’s
relationship banks as well as several new banks. As the facility was
significantly oversubscribed, the company decided to increase the
facility amount to USD 1.1 billion.  
The Facility was led by
Coöperative Rabobank U.A., ING Bank N.V. and UniCredit Bank AG as Active
Original Bookrunners & Mandated Lead Arrangers. The Facility will
be used for working capital, with ING Bank N.V. acting as Facility Agent
and UniCredit Bank AG as Security Agent.
The new facility amount, largely committed, is distributed across three tranches:
Tranche A: a 364-days uncommitted USD 138 million Facility with 3x 364 days extension possible at lenders’ discretion
Tranche B: a 364-days committed USD 343 million Facility with 3x 364 days extension possible at lenders’ discretion
Tranche C: a 3-years committed USD 619 million Facility with 1x 364 days extension possible at lenders’ discretion
The Active Original Bookrunners & Mandated Lead Arrangers were joined by

  • Bookrunners
    & Mandated Lead Arrangers: Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd,
    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Raiffeisen Bank International AG and
  • Mandated Lead Arrangers: Société Générale, Erste Group
    Bank AG, HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt GmbH, Bank of China Geneva
    Branch, CA Indosuez (Switzerland) SA and Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen
  • Lead Arrangers: GarantiBank International N.V. and Zürcher Kantonalbank
  • Arrangers:
    Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank, Basler Kantonalbank, KBC Bank NV,
    Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, Arab Banking Corporation S.A., AKA
    Ausfuhrkredit-Gesellschaft mbH and DZ Bank AG

Bogaert, Chief Financial Officer of Ameropa, said: „The success of the
syndication underscores once again the very robust relationships we
enjoy with the banking community. It also signals banks’ strong support
for our strategy, our sound operating model and our talented teams. It
is a testament to our solid performance”.
William Dujardin, Ameropa
Group CEO, added: „Ameropa’s main credit facility has practically
doubled in the last 2 years. This continued and increased support from
our banking partners testifies to our ability to navigate very complex
and volatile markets thanks to our strong teams, unique footprint and
great customers across the world. It allows us to continue delivering on
a mission made even more essential in the troubled times we currently
face: helping feed the world.”

About Ameropa:
Ameropa is a Swiss-based agri-business group founded in 1948 with
world-wide activities that span the full supply chain, ranging from
production, to logistics and merchandising, to distribution. A core
activity of the group is the global merchandising and distribution of
fertilizer and food & feed products, supported and enabled by
complementary assets, such as silos, warehouses and port facilities, as
well as upstream assets such as fertilizer production plants. Active in
more than 30 countries, the group is the largest exporter of grains out
of the Danube region and the largest independent global fertilizer
trader, which selectively invests in logistical and processing assets.
For more information, please visit www.ameropa.com or call Ameropa on +41.61.307.50.69