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Heritage Bank receives $150m financing from AfreximBank

By Chijioke Nelson
27 July 2016   |   1:50 am
African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) has provided a $150 million funding support for Heritage Bank Limited.
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African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) has provided a $150 million funding support for Heritage Bank Limited.

Riding on the back of HBCL Investment Services Limited, the bank’s major shareholder, Heritage was able to broker the deal for growth projections.

The Divisional Head, Corporate Communications, Olusola Longe-Okenimkpe, said the bank executed the term sheet for the issuance of guarantee for its $150 million Convertible Bond with AfreximbanK its next phase of growth.

Heritage Bank recently concluded a business combination with Enterprise Bank Limited as part of its market focus and positioning strategy.

The underlying essence of the combination was to facilitate the deployment of its retail banking franchise especially its aspiration of emerging as the bank of choice for small growing businesses.

Afreximbank, a frontline African financial institution believes in the uniqueness of the business strategy of Heritage Bank, especially the Small Growing Business focus of the bank, which aligns with the founding mission of Afreximbank.

The outcome of recent engagement with a number of institutional investors showed a desirable appetite for the bond issuance, scheduled for completion within a couple of weeks.

“Heritage Bank continues to present itself as an evolving institution with solid commitment to innovation, service excellence and value creation underlined by world class corporate governance,” he said.