NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 8, 2015) - Mizuho Bank, Ltd. ("Mizuho") (NYSE: MFG) today announced the successful closing of a three-year dual tranche $175 million cross-border syndication for Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. ("Bladex"). This financing represents the sixth successful cross-border syndicated loan arranged by Mizuho for Bladex in the Asian financial markets since 2009. 

Mizuho coordinated the facility and served as arranger and bookrunner on the transaction. The facility consisted of two tranches and an amended two-year extension tranche for lenders in Bladex's 2013 syndicated loan with Mizuho which totaled $103 million. Also included was a $72 million three-year tranche that consisted of new funds and new lenders. Banks from China, Japan and Taiwan participated in the facility as both lead arrangers and arrangers. 

In addition to this transaction, Mizuho has arranged a number of other cross-border syndicated loans for its clients in the Americas in the past year. Mizuho has one of the largest loan syndication groups in Asia, with offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei.

About Mizuho Bank
Mizuho Bank provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations, financial institutions, individuals, public sector entities and small and medium-sized enterprises. A relationship management approach to serving clients enables Mizuho Bank, together with group companies including Mizuho Trust & Banking and Mizuho Securities, to develop customized solutions in areas such as corporate, structured and project finance, investment banking, transaction banking and risk management. With offices in 37 countries, Mizuho Bank offers clients both localized service and the extensive reach of a global business network. Mizuho Bank is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG), one of the largest financial services companies in the world, with total assets of approximately $1.56 trillion as of June 30, 2015.

About Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A.
Bladex is a multinational bank originally established in 1975 by the central banks of Latin America and Caribbean countries to promote foreign trade finance and economic integration in the Region. Bladex's shareholders include central banks, state-owned banks and entities representing twenty-three Latin America countries, as well as commercial banks and institutional and retail investors through its public listing. In 1992, Bladex became the first Latin American bank registered by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), with the successful public offering of its Class "E" shares in the international markets. The Bank, headquartered in Panama, has offices in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and the United States of America, to support the expansion and servicing of its client base, which includes financial institutions and corporations. For more information on Bladex's activities, please visit

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