AMSTERDAM, December 24, 2021 / PRNewswire / – VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON) (Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services, announces that VEON Finance Ireland Designated Activity Company., A subsidiary of VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON) successfully completed the bank financing of 90 billion rubles (about $ 1,215 million) guaranteed by VEON Holdings BV.
VEON has entered into two bilateral loan facilities of 45 billion rubles each with Sberbank and Alfa Bank.
- the 45 billion rubles The Alfa Bank facility has an amortization period of 5 years with a 30 billion rubles fixed rate tranche and a 15 billion rubles variable rate tranche
- the 45 billion rubles The Sberbank facility has an amortization period of 5 years and is fully floating
The proceeds of the two facilities will be used for general corporate purposes, including the financing of intercompany loans to PJSC VimpelCom.
Serkan Okandan, VEON’s CFO, said: “These new facilities show the continued good progress of our efforts to improve the Group’s capital structure and extend the maturity of our debt portfolio.
Based on USD / RUB = 73.92
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