December 20, 2007 14:25 ET

BBVA, Citigroup, Societe Generale and WestLB Win USD 1.3 Billion Mandate With Votorantim Group

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 20, 2007) - BBVA, Citigroup, Societe Generale and WestLB have been mandated on a USD 1.3 billion Senior Credit Facility for the Votorantim Group, one of the largest and most successful private industrial conglomerates in Latin America.

The facility, which will be used to provide permanent financing for general corporate purposes in the United States and Latin America, will be structured as a USD 1.0 billion 5 year and 7 year Pre-Export Financing and a USD 300 million, 3 year Working Capital Facility.

Invitations to Mandated Lead Arrangers have been extended this week with plans to launch retail syndication in early January 2008.

About WestLB Capital Markets

WestLB develops sophisticated structured solutions through a team of highly experienced investment banking and capital markets professionals. WestLB has a long-standing presence in the corporate, structured and asset-backed financing sectors supporting clients' needs with capital commitments, advisory services and innovative financing solutions. The bank's global relationships, coupled with its unique understanding of local economies, industries and cultures, help WestLB bankers consistently deliver high quality advice and service.

About WestLB

WestLB AG is one of Germany's leading financial services providers and offers the full range of products and services of a universal bank, focusing on lending, structured finance, capital market and private equity products, private banking, asset management, transaction services and real estate finance. WestLB has total assets of EUR 280 billion, as of September 30, 2007. For more information, please visit

In the United States, certain securities, trading, brokerage and advisory services are provided by WestLB's wholly owned subsidiary WestLB Securities Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member of the NASD and SIPC.

(NOTE: 3rd Quarter Earnings Release/as of September 30, 2007 distributed to public on December 6, 2007)

Contact Information

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    WestLB AG - Group Communications - Americas
    Ashweeta Durani
    Ph: 212-852-6310
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    Connie J. Kain
    Ph: 212-597-1439
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