EximBank continues organizing meetings with the business community

Bucharest, December 2nd, 2013 – The process of meeting the business communities from various regions of the country offered a highly valuable feedback that will base EximBank strategy for the next year in order to strengthen our position on each level where we are present and to broaden the access for more and more companies to financing, guarantees and insurance products in our portfolio, said Traian Halalai, President of EximBank.

The bank’s representative statement has been made during the meeting organized in Ploiesti, with the attendance of more than 50 entrepreneurs in the area and local authorities’ representatives.

”EximBank is going through a process of repositioning on the banking market, centered on the idea of becoming more open towards the business environment. This means a more powerful presence on the specific markets and an improvement of timings related to meeting companies requests. This is why we decided on opening an agency in Ploiesti this year, taking into account our strong belief that we can contribute to the business environment and local economy development”, said the President of EximBank during the meeting.

Marius Sersea, Prefect of Prahova County, emphasized the strong industrial background of the area and the fact that EximBank opening a new unit in Ploiesti is a sign of the important contribution of the bank to the local business development. ”The fact that EximBank, one of the few banks powerful enough to support the economy has decided to open an agency in Ploiesti is a confirmation of the bank availability in supporting local capital. It is clear that we need EximBank and local authorities are more than willing to contribute to the increase of the investments volumes in this region”, also said the local authority representative.

Iulian Bădescu, Mayor of Ploiesti expressed his hope that EximBank’ s presence will ease the access to financing for local companies therefore contributing to the economic growth and improvement of life quality for the whole community.” Both local authorities and banks should be more flexible in order to encourage the local capital and communities’ development. I consider that EximBank represents a valuable resource both for the projects of companies in Prahova and local authorities as well”, said the mayor of Ploiesti.

The meeting in Ploiesti follows the ones organized this year in Constanta, Cluj, Galati, Oradea, Targu Mures and Sibiu, that facilitated meeting more than 300 local businessmen and authorities representatives.

”We will definitely continue this project next year because it represents an efficient way to notice the local economies development. Based on this relevant information EximBank will be able to adjust to market trends and to speed up the process of meeting companies’ needs. ”, added Traian Halalai.

EximBank is a specialized institution whose threefold product portfolio focused on financing, guarantee and insurance, enables it to grant assistance to current activities and development of exporters, SME-s and companies involved in projects pertaining to key economic sectors, particularly those contributing to the absorption of EU funds. Companies may obtain additional information on www.eximbank.ro.

The Bank has a network of 16 units in Bucharest, Bacau, Brasov, Buzau, Constanta, Cluj, Craiova, Deva, Galati, Iasi, Oradea, Pitesti, Ploiesti, Targu Mures, Timisoara and Sibiu; also, interested companies may access additional information on www.eximbank.ro.