Gazprom, Japan's Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), and U.S. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank signed a €1 billion facility agreement on November 28, 2017.
The loan signed in Tokyo has a 5-year maturity, Gazprom said in a statement.
The document was signed by Nobuhide Hayashi, Chairman of Board of Directors of Mizuho Bank, Andrey Kruglov, Gazprom´s Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, Yasuyuki Kawasaki, Deputy President of International Banking Unit of SMBC, and Yan Tavrovsky, President of CB J.P. Morgan Bank.
Since 1999, Mizuho Financial Group has actively contributed to many of Gazprom's financial operations, including deals aimed at securing corporate and project financing, as well as transactions with the Gazprom Group's Eurobonds in capital markets.
Since 2000, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporationhas been actively involved in Gazprom's deals aimed at securing corporate and project financing and has acted as a financial adviser to the Company.
Gazprom and J.P. Morgan have been cooperating since 2004.