Bank of China Frankfurt Branch successfully lists its first Green Bond on CEINEX in Frankfurt

June 20, 2022, Bank of China (BOC) Frankfurt Branch’s first green bonds, aligned with the Common Ground Taxonomy Climate Change Mitigation (CGT Updated Version), is admitted to the Open Market at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and will be available for trading on the China Europe International Exchange AG (CEINEX) in Frankfurt.

This USD 500 million 3-year senior unsecured fixed rate offering, drawdown under BOC’s USD 40 billion Medium Term Note Programme, is aligned with the updated version of CGT, which is published by the International Platform for Sustainable Finance (IPSF). The Bank has opted a two-day execution strategy to introduce to the market the first offering in alignment with the CGT Updated Version, achieving oversubscription by market participants. The proceeds of this bond will be used to finance and/or refinance 14 green projects in renewable energy, clean transportation, and energy efficiency located both in China and Europe.


About China Europe International Exchange AG (CEINEX)

CEINEX is a joint venture established by the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the Deutsche Börse Group, and the China Financial Futures Exchange, operation starting from November 2015. CEINEX focuses on providing China-related financial instruments to global investors, and is dedicated to building an offshore platform for trading RMB-denominated financial products, risk management and asset allocation in Europe.

About Bank of China Frankfurt Branch (BOCFFM)

Founded in May 1989, Bank of China (BOC) Frankfurt Branch was the first branch established by a Chinese bank in Germany. It has a comprehensive banking license in Germany and is the European RMB clearing bank in Frankfurt am Main authorized by the People’s Bank of China and the euro clearing bank of Bank of China Group. BoC Frankfurt Branch ranks top among the major foreign banks in Germany and remains a leading position among the local branches established by other Chinese banks in Germany.

As the first RMB clearing bank in the euro area, since the clearing bank business was officially launched in August 2014, the RMB clearing business of BoC Frankfurt Branch has been growing rapidly and continuously, with a total volume of more than 14 trillion Yuan in RMB clearing business as at 31 December 2021.

Furthermore, BoC Frankfurt Branch has signed the "Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation Agreement" with the Deutsche Börse and the CEINEX aiming to jointly build the Frankfurt Offshore RMB Center. Over the years, the RMB clearing capabilities of BoC Frankfurt Branch has gained widespread recognition.


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