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KfW IPEX-Bank to advise Pieridae on Goldboro LNG loan

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Pieridae Energy Ltd has appointed KfW IPEX-Bank as an adviser in assisting it to finalise a US$ multibillion untied loan guarantee from the German federal government for the construction of the Goldboro LNG facility in Nova Scotia, Canada.

In 2013, Pieridae received written confirmation on behalf of the German government that its proposed Goldboro LNG facility will qualify in principle under the UFK programme for a guarantee of up to US$3 billion of debt to be used to construct the Goldboro LNG facility provided that, among other things, at least 1.5 million tpy of LNG is delivered to Germany/Europe as contemplated by Pieridae’s 20-years (5 million tpy) offtake agreement with Uniper Global Commodities SE, an international energy company with its head office in Germany.

In July 2018, Pieridae applied to the German government to increase in the amount of the guarantee from US$3 billion. The additional coverage will be used to develop natural gas reserves in both Western and Eastern Canada. Pieridae is currently negotiating a potential acquisition to utilise the funding.

Over the coming months Pieridae will launch the formal process to secure the required capital (equity and debt) to finance the integrated Goldboro LNG Project. To that end KfW IPEX-Bank will work in close coordination with Morgan Stanley & Co, LLC (Morgan Stanley) and SG Americas Securities, LLC (Société Générale), each engaged as Pieridae’s global financial advisers.

“We are extremely happy with the addition of KfW IPEX-Bank to our team of financial advisers given their knowledge and expertise specific to the UFK programme,” said Alfred Sorensen, CEO of Pieridae. “As we progress through our upstream acquisition and development plan toward a Final Investment Decision (FID) on the Goldboro LNG Project, the support of the German government is of vital importance.”

In response, Michael Nosbüsch, Global Head Basic Industries of KfW IPEX-Bank, stated: “We are very pleased to have been retained as an adviser and are looking forward to contributing our experience and expertise to supporting Pieridae in this landmark project.”

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