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A US$13.7mn US Ex-Im Bank loan guarantee is enabling exporter Marubeni America to sell oncology medical equipment supplied by GE Healthcare and other US suppliers to a leading Turkish hospital.

US suppliers on the export sale include: Aras USA; Varian Medical Systems; Hill-Rom; Beckman Coulter; Fischer Imaging; and Steris Corp.

Hacettepe Universitesi, a leading Turkish hospital located in Ankara, will use the linear accelerator, computerised tomography scanners, magnetic resonance imaging and other equipment to upgrade and expand its oncology facilities.

The transaction carries the full faith and credit of the Turkish government. The guaranteed lender on the export sale is Citigroup, New York. The transaction is a dual currency guarantee, with US$7.4mn of the financing in US dollars and €
4.9mn in euros.