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Andrews Kurth Represents IDB in $15 Million Subordinated Loan to Banco de Guayaquil, S.A.

December 30, 2011
Washington, DC

(Washington, DC)—On December 22, 2011, the Inter-American Development Bank (“IDB”) closed on a financing facility to Banco de Guayaquil, S.A., an Ecuadorian bank, consisting of a US$15 million subordinated loan qualifying as Tier II capital under the requirements of the Ecuadorian Bank Superintendency. The proceeds of the subordinated loan are to be used to support the expansion of the Borrower’s funding activities for small and medium-sized enterprises and the growth of its “Banco del Barrio” program, in the Republic of Ecuador.

The U.S. based firm of Andrews Kurth LLP advised IDB on the financing.

Andrews Kurth Lawyers:

Vera Rechsteiner, Partner

Siddharth "Sid" Sethy, Associate

Ignacio Hirigoyen, Associate

IDB In-house Counsel:

María del Pilar Jimenez de Arechaga

Ecuadorian Counsel to IDB:

Perez, Bustamante & Ponce Abogados

Bruno Pineda Cordero, Partner

Natalia Almeida, Associate

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