ABN Amro (bookrunner), Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (facility agent), Citibank, Fortis Bank, Natexis Banques Populaires (bookrunner), RZB, Soci&eaute;té Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (bookrunner) and WestLB, London (bookrunner and documentation) as mandated lead arranger have been chosen by Turkey’s Akbank to arrange a €500mn three-year syndicated credit facility split into two tranches as follows: Tranche A: €250mn term loan; Tranche B: €250mn revolving credit facility.

Proceeds of the facility will be used by the borrower for general corporate purposes.

The margin is 0.55% per year.