Embraport named "2011 Transport Deal of the Year-Americas" by Project Finance International
NEW YORK, January 4, 2012 — BNY Mellon has been appointed U.S./Brazil security trustee and account bank and U.S. paying agent by Embraport Empresa Brasileira de Terminals Portuarios S.A. for its US$786 million loan facility, proceeds of which are intended to finance the construction, operation and maintenance of a private mixed-use container and liquids terminal in Brazil's Port of Santos. The financing package comprises the US$430 million syndicated financing of the project by the Inter-American Development Bank, Caixa Geral, HSBC, Santander and WestLB AG, and a loan of approximately R$633.4 million provided by Caixa Economica Federal.
Embraport was named "2011 Transport Deal of the Year-Americas" by Project Finance International (PFI). The PFI Awards recognize excellence in global project finance.
In its role, BNY Mellon Corporate Trust will provide a variety of services for Embraport, including the maintenance and handling of accounts in U.S. and Brazilian currencies, performance of analytics and the disbursement and processing of loan payments in Brazil and the U.S.
"We are well-positioned to support this award-winning project, which capitalizes on the growing need for a port terminal in a community increasingly engaged in global trade activity," said Eric D. Kamback, CEO of BNY Mellon's corporate trust business. "Our appointment on this loan facility speaks to our experience in servicing complex transactions and underscores the partnership we have with our clients in the public finance marketplace, as well as our ability to meet their diverse needs in multiple jurisdictions through our unmatched global staff and capabilities."
Located in the Port of Santos, which is the largest port complex in South America, Embraport will be the largest multiple-use private port terminal in Brazil, with the infrastructure to operate containers and liquid bulk materials and facilities for the storage and handling of materials.
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