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1 EIB S Loans for SMEs and/or MidCaps MULTIPLE BENEFICIARY INTERMEDIATED LOANS (MBIL) Warsaw, 6 November /11/2014 1

2 Main EIB Financing Facilities Direct Loans Large-scale investments (min. EUR 25m, ideally above EUR 70-80m) EIB Intermediated Loans (SMEs) Small and medium-scale projects (particularly to SMEs) via local intermediary banks Lending decision remains with the financial intermediary EIB Company Bank/ Leasing Company Investment Improved loan Company Investment 06/11/2014 European Investment Bank Group 2

3 EIB intermediated lending: Loans for SMEs (and/or Mid-Caps) Partner bank or leasing company Investment and (revolving) working capital loans & leasing SME/MidCap Beneficiary SME/MidCap Beneficiary SME/MidCap Beneficiary SME/MidCap Beneficiary SME/MidCap Beneficiary Main features Transparency Final beneficiaries are informed of EIB involvement Transfer of Financial Advantage Financial intermediaries benefit from financial value added and transfer an agreed share to the SME and/or MidCap final beneficiary, as interest rate reduction and longer loan tenor Complementarity EIB leverage effect Financial intermediaries commit to provide SME/MidCap loans of at least 2 times EIB loan amount 06/11/2014 3

4 EIB support for SMEs and Mid-Caps in 2013 EUR 18.5bn of new financing in the EU (and Candidates) Comprehensive country coverage *. * Other Member States and Candidate and Potential Candidate Countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYROM, Kosovo, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia. 06/11/2014 4

5 EIB support for SMEs and Mid-Caps in Poland ( Sept 2014 ) 06/11/2014 5

6 Advantages of EIB financing for Banks and Leasing institutions EIB lowers financing costs EIB increases availability of financing EIB extends loan tenors Facilitates ALM with funding in PLN and foreign currencies at tenors above what is readily available. EIB financing is used by an increasing number of banks and leasing companies 06/11/2014 6

7 An increasing number of Banks and Leasing institutions are offering the EIB Loan for SMEs and Mid-caps *. 06/11/2014 7

8 An increasing number of SMEs and Mid-Caps benefit from EIB support 06/11/2014 8

9 Advantages of EIB financing Attractive to SMEs as part of the EIB financial advantage is passed on to SMEs EIB product provides an additional product for Banks lending and leasing to SMEs EIB L4SMEs is easy to implement and wanted by many financial institutions in Poland L4SMEs can be combined with InnovFin SME guarantees (EIF) or Mid-caps guarantees (EIB) to increase impact and financial advantage 06/11/2014 9

10 InnovFin EU finance for innovators with EC support InnovFin MidCap Guarantee InnovFin MidCap Growth Finance Senior risk sharing with financial intermediaries for innovative MidCaps Eligibility criteria include fast-growing enterprise 50% guarantee rate covering losses (principal and interest) incurred on each new loan; Guarantee payment upon default, with pro-rata sharing of recoveries Guarantee pricing based on revenue sharing with financial intermediaries Direct loan, quasi-equity & mezzanine financing to innovative MidCaps Amounts between EUR 7.5m 25m (max 50% project cost) Successful pilot programme in 2013 Streamlined EIB application & approval process 06/11/

11 Alternative to EIB funding = Combined EIB/EIF support for SME-based securitisation EIB purchases of ABS as substitute for Loan for SMEs Joint EIB-EIF SME ABS Initiative : EIB investment in senior tranches with EIF guarantees for third party investors in senior tranches Support relaunch of the European SME-based ABS market: EIB Group Risk Enhancement Mandate: EIF ABS Credit Enhancement for mezzanine guarantees and capital relief 06/11/

12 Contacts at EIB Mikko Helkala Lending Operations in Poland Phone: (+352) Jelena Emde Lending Operations in Poland Phone: (+352) /11/

13 ANNEXES (Back-up slides) 07/11/

14 TRANSPARENCY: Information to Final Beneficiaries ANNEX 1. Main features of EIB LOAN 4 SMEs The Intermediary commits to inform each Final Beneficiary of the EIB support, either through: Mentioning EIB in the Finance contract: EIB s involvement must be mentioned in an appropriate way in the finance contracts with the Final Beneficiaries. Letter or , sent to each Final Beneficiary indicating that the financing has benefited from EIB support, and state the difference in terms and conditions stemming from this support. Product labelling name of the product should clearly refer to partnership with EIB. Website dedicated information page describing partnership with EIB - include eligibility criteria and a reference to the advantageous conditions of EIB. EIB reserves the right to ask the Intermediary for documentary evidence that the information about EIB support and about the amount of financial advantage transferred has indeed been conveyed individually to the relevant Final Beneficiaries. The Intermediary should retain this evidence at least until the EIB Loan has been reimbursed. 14

15 TRANSFER OF FINANCIAL ADVANTAGE The Intermediary commits to inform each Final Beneficiary of the EIB support, either through: Interest rate rebate -> Upfront cash back of NPV -> Others (longer maturities ) -> Continuous random check of a sample out of each allocation list selected At the end of the Allocation Period, the Intermediary SME/Mid-Cap loending should be at least 2 times EIB loan amount either yearly check or at the end of the Allocation 15

16 ANNEX 2. ALLOCATION REPORTING FOR EIB Loan for SME s + Small scale MIDCAP projects + Global Loans Multi-sector MBIL 16

17 ANNEX 3. Eligibility EIB Loan for SME s * In convergence regions, it is allowed to finance non autonomous SME (less than 250 employees but not respecting the rules from (ii) to (iv) ) with a limit of up to 1/3 of the EIB credit line 17

18 ANNEX 4. MidCap Loan for small scale projects 18

19 ANNEX 5 - Public Sector Entities Final Beneficiary = Public Sector Entities Location of the Project Total cost of the Project (1) State, regional or local authorities, bodies governed by public law, associations formed by one or several of such authorities or one or several of such bodies governed by public law (2) defined in a broad sense, including regions, counties or districts, municipalities, their associations and their public-private partnerships (3) eligible as long as their Sub-projects target one or several of the EIB's Priority Objectives EU Member States between EUR and EUR 25m Term of the sub-financing Min 60 months (5 years) EIB financing (i) in general up to 50% of the project cost but up to 100% in case of damage recovery following natural disaster (ii) (2) EIB + potential EU subsidies shall not exceed 90% of the project cost Investment categories, max implementation of 5 years (i) new Sub-Projects in terms of location, design and benefits, and may also involve expansion or modernisation. Mere repair or maintenance activities cannot be considered (ii) economically, technically and financially sound; (iii) purchase of tangible assets, land or intangible assets (e.g. development, planning and financing costs during the construction phase) which are directly associated with the Sub-Project. (iv) permanent increase in working capital required to expand business activity as a result of the Sub-Project (v) (1) investments in used fixed asset are allowed in case their acquisition cost is less than 50% of the total project cost (v) (2) used building should be individually assessed if older than 10 years, equipment should not be older than 10 years; the used asset should be essential for the new investment, create new jobs, theirs cost should correspond to their market value; particular limitation of the % used asset in the total project (vi) for energy project - specific conditions apply Information to FB Information on FI website (i) about EIB involvement (ii) about the financial advantage transferred (on a best effort basis) the FI should be ready to insert in their website an information on EIB's activity 19

20 ANNEX 6 - Private Sector Entities (non-sme, non-midcap) Final Beneficiary Private sector enterprise with > 3000 employees eligible as long as their Sub-projects target one or several of the EIB's Priority Objectives Location of the Project Total cost of the Project EU Member States between EUR and EUR 25m Term of the sub-financing min 48 months (4 years) EIB financing in general up to 50% of the project cost but up to 100% in case of damage recovery following natural disaster EIB + potential EU subsidies shall not exceed 70% of the project cost (90% in convergence regions) Investment categories, max implementation of 5 years (i) new Sub-Projects in terms of location, design and benefits, and may also involve expansion or modernisation. Mere repair or maintenance activities cannot be considered (ii) economically, technically and financially sound; (iii) purchase of tangible assets, land or intangible assets (e.g. development, planning and financing costs during the construction phase) which are directly associated with the Sub-Project. (iv) permanent increase in working capital required to expand business activity as a result of the Sub-Project (v) (1) investments in used fixed asset are allowed in case their acquisition cost is less than 50% of the total project cost (v) (2) used building should be individually assessed if older than 10 years, equipment should not be older than 10 years; the used asset should be essential for the new investment, create new jobs, theirs cost should correspond to their market value; particular limitation of the % used asset in the total project (vi) for energy project - specific conditions apply Information to FB Information on FI website (i) about EIB involvement (ii) about the financial advantage transferred (on a best effort basis) the FI should be ready to insert in their website an information on EIB's activity 20

21 ANNEX 7. MidCap Loan for large scale projects 21

22 ANNEX 8. MidCap Loan for large scale projects 22

23 Information on FI s website example European Investment Bank Funding for SME Loans Through an agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB; we are supporting small and medium sized businesses (SMEs and MidCaps) by providing access to an invaluable source of lower cost finance and flexible repayment schedules. A European Cooperation for the benefit of SMEs The EIB is the long-term lending bank of the European Union; its task is to contribute towards the integration, balanced development and economic and social cohesion of the EU Member States. Thanks to its best possible rating on the capital markets (AAA), the EIB can borrow funds on favourable terms, which it passes on to SMEs and MidCaps through us. Extensive information related to the EIB Group support to SMEs and MidCaps can be found in the EIB website (www.eib.org). Who can apply for an EIB loan? Independent SMEs with less than 250 employees; Independent MidCaps with less than employees; all economic sectors are eligible with few exceptions, amongst which production of weapons and ammunition, arms, military or police equipment or infrastructures, and equipment or infrastructure limiting people s individual rights and freedom, gambling, tobacco related industries, ethically or morally controversial sectors such as human cloning and pure property speculation. What can an EIB loan be used for? The EIB loan can be used to finance all investments and expenditures that are incurred in the development of an SME or a MidCap i.e.: Tangible investments: purchases of plant and equipment, with some exceptions concerning land purchases. Intangible investments: particularly the expenditure involved in R&D, building up or taking over distribution networks, taking out or buying patents, buying out a company in order to safeguard economic activity (for a buy-out cost of nor more than EUR 1 million). Medium and long-term working capital requirements What are the benefits for your Business? You can receive lower interest rates compared to standard business lending rates. You can negotiate the term or repayment frequency of the loan to suit the circumstances and cash-flow requirements of your business. It allows you to invest significantly in your business without adversely affecting your cash-flow or liquidity. You shall agree that (a) upon reasonable notice you will permit representatives of the EIB to inspect all sites, installations and works that comprise the project which is the subject of the loan; and (b) following a request by the EIB, we may give any information about you to the EIB. Please contact our (Relationship Manager) or visit our (local branch) to discuss if your business qualifies for funding supported by the EIB "Loans for SMEs" or EIB "Loan for MidCaps" scheme. 23

24 Excluded sectors Production of weapons and ammunition, arms, military or police equipment Gambling, betting and related equipment; Tobacco manufacturing, processing, or distribution; Activities involving live animals for experimental and scientific purposes Sectors considered ethically or morally controversial or which are forbidden by national law, e.g. research on human cloning; Pure real estate development activity; Pure financial activities; Land purchase unless it is technically absolutely essential for the investments. Financing of purchase of farmland is entirely excluded. Financing of recoverable Value Added Tax ( VAT ) is expressly excluded Pure refinancing of existing loans and old projects Consumer loans ABOVE LIST PROVIDES GENERAL FRAMEWORK OF EXCLUDED ACTIVITIES. THIS LIST IS COMPLEMENTED BY THE DETAILED LIST OF ELIGIBLE AND EXCLUDED SECTORS (SO-CALLED «NACE CODE LIST») 24

25 Mid-Cap Guarantees - Structure & Key Terms MCG provides an unfunded guarantee to the selected Financial Intermediary (FI) on new loans to be generated 50% guarantee rate covering losses (principal and interest) incurred on each new loan Guarantee payment upon default, with pro-rata sharing of recoveries MCG is expected to provide capital relief on the guaranteed exposure Alignment of Interest: no risk-hedging possible on the non-guaranteed share of each loan Portfolio of new loans to be built-up within a 2-year period Delegated model: FI includes loans based on eligibility criteria (through quarterly reporting) and remains in charge of the loans monitoring and work-out actions Maximum EUR 400 million non granular portfolio, with approximately loans (expected) Minimum portfolio quality (to be defined following the due diligence) MCI guarantee priced on market terms 50/50 sharing with EIB of FI s margin over cost of funds (net of administration costs) 50/50 sharing with EIB of FI s up-front, waiver and restructuring fees (only above a defined cap) Guarantee Fee to be reviewed in details at EIB s Due Diligence in order to ensure alignment of interest

26 Mid-Cap Guarantees Eligibility Criteria Eligible Beneficiaries Mid-caps and large SME companies: less than 3,000 employees (at group level) Operating in EU-28 and other H2020 eligible countries (Norway, Turkey ) Minimum rating requirement, expected at an equivalent Ba3-B1 (to be reviewed during the due diligence) Innovative companies Eligible project costs Eligible beneficiaries must have a project budgeted over 3-years Larger projects to be pre-approved by the EIB under a simple form approach Loan characteristics Loan amount: minimum EUR 7.5 million (or EUR 1 million possible for Mid-caps with more than 500 FTEs) and maximum EUR 50 million Loan maturity: minimum 2 years, maximum 7 years Fixed repayment schedule (no revolving loan), with a capped grace period (no bullet loans)

27 Mid-Cap Guarantees Innovation Criteria The Mid-cap is a fast-growing enterprise if it has a growth in turnover of at least 10% (average p.a.) over a three-year period, or growth in FTEs of at least 5% over a three-year period (average p.a.) and with one hundred or more employees at the beginning of the observation period The Mid-cap has a significant innovation potential if it has R&I expenses/investment (in the latest financial statement) at least equal to 5% of its annual turnover 80% of the Mid-cap loan invested in R&I expenses/investments in the next 36 months (as indicated in its business plan and reflected in future financial statements) Been formally awarded grants, loans or guarantees from European R&I support schemes and/ or through their funding instruments or regional, national research or innovation support schemes over the last 36 months Been awarded an innovation prize over the last 24 months Has registered at least one patent in the last 24 months Has received an investment from a venture-capital fund (life science/clean energy/technology) or the venture capital fund is a shareholder of the Mid-cap (at the time of its application for the Mid-cap Transaction) Has its registered seat in a science, technology, or innovation park or technology cluster or technology incubator, in each case with activities relating to R&I Has benefited from tax credit or tax exemption related to investment in R&I in the last 24 months. At least one (out of the ten) criteria above must be met!

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