|Adoption Date:||15 September 2005|
|Country of Headquarters:||Canada|
|Region of Headquarters:||North America|
|Institutional Reporting Hyperlink:||http://www.bmo.com/home/about/banking/corporate-responsibility/customers/responsible-lending#project_financing|
|Current EPFI Reporting Year/Period:||1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018|
|EPFI Reporting in Compliance:||Yes|
Reporting – Bank of Montreal (2017 – 2018)
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PROJECT FINANCE ADVISORY SERVICES
Total number mandated in the reporting period: 0
PROJECT FINANCE TRANSACTIONS
Total number that reached financial close in the reporting period: 3
Totals 1 2 0
Totals 1 2 0
Sector Category A Category B Category C
Mining 1 Infrastructure Oil & Gas Power 1 Others 1 Region Category A Category B Category C
Americas 1 2 Europe, Middle East & Africa Asia Pacific Country Designation Category A Category B Category C
Designated1 2 Non-Designated 1 Independent Review Category A Category B Category C
Yes 1 2 No
1Designated Countries are those countries deemed to have robust environmental and social governance, legislation systems and institutional capacity designed to protect their people and the natural environment. For the list of Designated Countries, go to: https://www.equator-principles.com/index.php/ep3/designated-countries
PROJECT NAME REPORTING FOR PROJECT FINANCE TRANSACTIONS
3 projects were not disclosed as per the disclosure conditions specified in Annex B of the Equator Principles
PROJECT-RELATED CORPORATE LOANS
Total number that reached financial close in the reporting period: 0
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EQUATOR PRINCIPLES
The Equator Principles (Principles) are an important part of BMO’s evaluation of all:
- Project Financial Advisory Services where total project capital costs are greater than US$10M;
- Project Finance with total project capital costs greater than US$10M;
- Project-Related Corporate Loans where, among other requirements, the total aggregate loan is at least US$100M; and
- Bridge Loans with a tenor of less than two years that are intended to be refinanced by Project Finance or Project Related Corporate Loans based on the criteria set out in the Principles.
BMO follows a disciplined approach to lending, which requires adherence to internal financing guidelines. Project Finance financing guidelines incorporate both the Principles and sound environmental management practices. The Project Finance financing guidelines require the Principles to be addressed as part of the credit approval process which require final authorization/approval by BMO’s credit risk management group. BMO’s Director, Environmental, Social and Governance provides support and guidance to BMO employees in their application of the Principles.
Further detail is available at http://www.bmo.com/home/about/banking/corporate-responsibility/customers/responsible-lending#project_financing