Akbank’s 364-day loan has been signed and increased from US$250mn to US$350mn.

Mandated lead arrangers are American Express, Bank of New York, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Citigroup, Commercial Bank of Greece, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, HypoVereinsbank, Mizuho, Natexis Banques Populaires, Österreichische Volksbanken, Standard Chartered, SMBC, UFJ Bank, Wachovia and WestLB.

Co-arrangers are Commercial International Bank Egypt, Erste Bank, Mashreq Bank, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich, Bank of Nova Scotia, UBAE -Arab Italian Bank and Union Bank of Norway .

Arab Investment Company is a senior lead manager while lead managers are Bank Leumi, Banque Misr, Crédit Lyonnais, Moscow Narodny Bank and United National Bank Pakistan .

Managers are Chang Hua Commerical Bank, BancaIntesa, Banco Esp í­rito Santo, Bank Hapoalim, Bre Bank, BW Bank, Landesbank Rheinland Pfalz, Nordea, Oberbank, Rabobank and Banco di Roma.

The margin is 75bp over Libor. Fees paid are: 105bp for co-arrangers with US$10mn; 95bp for senior lead managers with US$7.5mn; 90bp for lead managers with US$5mn; and 85bp for managers with US$2.5mn.