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Business Performance and Activity for Q3 FY2018

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March 12, 2019

The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC, Governor: Tadashi Maeda) today announced the summary of its business performance and activity in the third quarter (October-December) of FY2018 as outlined below. Details of financial commitment amounts by financial product can be found in the PDF files provided with this press release.

Ⅰ.Loans, Equity Participation and Guarantees

1.Financial Commitments
In Q3 FY2018, JBIC approved 25 financial commitments totaling approximately JPY800.2 billion in loans, equity participation and guarantees.

2.Disbursements, Repayments and Outstanding Amounts
Disbursements made by JBIC during Q3 FY2018 amounted to approximately JPY300.7 billion, and repayments received were approximately JPY598.5 billion. As a result, outstanding loans and equity participation totaled approximately JPY13,541.9 billion, and outstanding guarantees were approximately JPY2,281.4 billion. The total outstanding amount for those financial products reached approximately JPY15,823.3 billion.

Ⅱ. Major Business Activities in Q3 FY2018

1.Promoting Overseas Resource Development

JBIC provided financing for INPEX CORPORATION to acquire interests in the Lower Zakum offshore oil field located in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE, as well as for Japan Oil Development Co., Ltd., to acquire interests in the Satah and Umm Al-Dalkh offshore oil fields, which are also located in Abu Dhabi.

2.Maintaining and Increasing International Competitiveness of Japanese Industries

(1)Support for Japanese Companies to Participate in Infrastructure Development
JBIC provided project financing for the Moray East offshore wind power project in northern Great Britain, UK, which is invested in by Mitsubishi Corporation, Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited. JBIC also offered project financing for the Gas-to-Power project in West Java, Indonesia, in which Marubeni Corporation and Sojitz Corporation are participating in building electric generation and gas-related facilities in an integrated manner.

(2)Support for Strategic Overseas Business Expansion of Japanese Companies
a) Financing Overseas Investments by Japanese Companies
JBIC provided a loan to finance the development and operation of a real estate complex in Yangon, Myanmar. The project is being undertaken by Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd., and Fujita Corporation, together with the Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development (JOIN). JBIC also financed, in part, the acquisition of Irish pharmaceutical firm Shire plc by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. In the business of equity financing, JBIC signed a shareholder's agreement with Dentsu Inc. to invest in Perform Group Limited, a global market leader in the commercialization of sports content across multiple digital and broadcast platforms.

b) Financing Japanese Companies' Exports
JBIC provided a loan to an Indonesian company which purchases polyethylene manufacturing plant facilities from Toyo Engineering Corporation. JBIC also signed a loan agreement with Banco de la Nación Argentina, the largest commercial bank in Argentina, to set up an export credit line to support Japanese exports of infrastructure equipment to Argentina.

(3)Support for Overseas Business Expansion of Japanese MTEs and SMEs
JBIC approved six loans totaling approximately JPY1 billion to assist Japanese mid-tier enterprises (MTEs) and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in expanding overseas. These include loans to: i) Tatsumi Shokai Co., Ltd., to acquire shares in a Thai commercial tank terminal operator, ii) a Chinese subsidiary of HIRUTA KOGYO CO.,LTD, which manufactures and sells automobile parts, and iii) a Vietnamese subsidiary of NAKAZAWA GROUP which is engaged in sales and repairing of watches, for the purpose of opening an additional watch shop in Vietnam.

JBIC signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with government agencies of the United States and Australia to promote projects in third countries in which Japan, the United States and Australia can cooperate towards maintaining and promoting a free, open, inclusive, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region, as well as improving regional connectivity through infrastructure development. JBIC also signed an MOU with the China Development Bank Corporation to promote projects in third countries where Japanese and Chinese companies can work together.

3.Support for Projects in Environmental Sector

Under its GREEN operations, JBIC offered a credit line to the Central American Bank for Economic Integration to support smart energy projects in Central America such as maintenance and upgrading of electric power transmission and distribution networks.

4.Support for Samurai Bond Issuance

JBIC signed an agreement to guarantee the issuance of yen-denominated foreign bonds (Samurai bonds) by Public Joint Stock Company Gazprom of Russia.

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