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Ameropa signs a EUR 347 million syndicated facility to finance operations in Romania

The Ameropa Group’s Romanian entities, Ameropa Grains, Azomures
and Chimpex, have secured a EUR 347 million Senior Secured Multicurrency
Revolving Credit Facility with a syndicate of banks. Banca Comerciala
Romana SA (BCR) and Raiffeisen Bank SA as joint Initial Mandated Lead
Arrangers and Bookrunners, together with ING Bank N.V. Amsterdam –
Bucharest Branch and UniCredit Bank S.A., as Mandated Lead Arrangers.
BCR also acted as the Documentation, Facility & Security Agent.

The syndicated facility, which has been amended and extended, will be
used by Ameropa Group’s Romanian entities to finance their working
capital needs. The documentation also stipulates an accordion feature,
which will allow the group to access additional funding of up to EUR
104m in line with the increase in prices of grains and fertilizers.

This transaction confirms the support of the syndicated banks for the
consolidation of Ameropa’s strategic operations in Romania. Nestor
Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) acted as a legal advisor to
the lenders, where Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii (PNSA) acted as a
legal advisor on the borrower’s side.