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Who is our customer

Exim was founded in 1997 by five local shareholders, making it Tanzania’s largest indigenous bank. In 2007, Exim started its regional expansion by setting up a subsidiary in Comoros, making steps towards its ambition of becoming an East African Bank. This was followed by Djibouti in 2011 and Uganda in 2016, where Exim acquired 58.6% of the shares of former Imperial Bank (Uganda) Limited, investing ~USD 7mln in the subsidiary.

What is our funding objective?

FMO is providing a 5-year USD 35 mln loan to strengthen Exim’s funding base with long-term USD financing and finance to SMEs.

Why do we fund this investment?

Exim Bank is a strong and well-reputed Tier 1 bank in Tanzania and existing client of FMO. FMO is supporting Exim as part of our strategy to grow and deepen customer relationships. Through this facility, FMO will support job creation, in many sectors in Tanzania

What is the Environmental and Social categorization rationale?

This facility has been categorised as Category B in accordance with FMO’s Sustainability Policy. The trade finance activities are deemed to have potential limited adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts. As part of this facility, Exim Bank will be required to apply the EDFI Exclusion List and national E&S laws and regulations.

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Date Total FMO financing
3/26/2024 USD 10.00 MLN
Website customer/investment
Tanzania, United Republic of
Financial Institutions
Effective date
Total FMO financing
USD 70.00 MLN
Risk categorization on environmental and social impacts, A = high risk, B+ = medium high risk, B = medium risk, C = low risk Environmental & Social Category
(A, B+, B or C)