Chelyabinsk Pipe Plant has signed a loan agreement with Sberbank, VTB Bank and Gazprombank amounting to 80 billion rubles. The maturity of the loans is up to 7 years.
The funds will be spent on refinancing the current debt under the syndicated loan obtained from 13 banks in 2012. This will facilitate an early repayment of the government guarantee for the said loan. The new loans have been acquired under favorable terms and will help the company optimize the repayment schedule for the main debt, while reducing the interest costs. (MetalInfo/Ukrainian metal)