IIC Signs US$10 Million Loan Agreement With Terminales Río De La Plata S.A.

04/02/2007

Buenos Aires, Argentina- On March 30, 2007, the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) and Terminales Río de la Plata S.A. signed a US$10 million loan agreement.

The loan is for expanding the main container terminal at the Port of Buenos Aires.

Roberto Francisco Negro, Chairman of the Board, and Jorge Albino Sánchez, Alternate Director, signed for Terminales Río de la Plata S.A. Mr. Jacques Rogozinski, General Manager, signed for the Inter-American Investment Corporation.

As of December 31, 2006, the IIC's outstanding loan and equity investment portfolio in Argentina totaled US$185,7 million and disbursements stood at US$135 million.

The Inter-American Investment Corporation is a multilateral financial institution that is part of the Inter-American Development Bank Group. It provides financing (in the form of equity investments, loans, guarantees, and other instruments) and advisory services to private enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IIC's mission is to promote the economic development of its regional member countries by stimulating the establishment, expansion, and modernization of private enterprises, particularly those that are small and medium in size. For more information on the IIC's activities, please visit www.iic.int.

Contact: Jacques Rogozinski

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