CABEI issues its third blue bond in the Australian Market under the Australian Medium-Term Note Program (AMTN)

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100% of its 2023 issuances have been sustainable.

Tegucigalpa, August  3rd, 2023. The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) has issued a new blue bond for AUD 30.0 million (equivalent to US$20.5 million) in the Australian capital market. This is the fourth issuance of blue bonds and the third issuance under the Australian Medium-Term Note Program, confirming CABEI's broad and established access to global capital markets, which has enabled debt placements in 25 different currencies, including the Australian dollar.

The proceeds raised through this private placement will be used to finance and/or refinance eligible blue projects under the criteria established in CABEI's Green and Blue Bonds Framework, aligned with the principles of the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) and the Institutional Strategy 2020-2024 for the balanced social development of the Central American region. With this issuance, CABEI reaffirms its commitment and alignment with its sustainability strategy and the specific needs of one of the most impacted regions by global climate change.

As a result of this issuance, to date, CABEI has conducted blue-labeled bond placements for a total amount of US$166.4 million, reaching a total of eight (8) ESG transactions during 2023 for a total amount of US$1,856.2 million. It is noteworthy that 100% of the Bank's bond issuances in 2023 have followed an ESG format.