MSCI ESG Research’s most recent report upgrades ProCredit’s rating from “A” to “AA”, raising it to the “industry leaders” category and recognising its robust policies to mitigate environmental and social risks in lending

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According to MSCI’s ESG report published on 21 December 2017, ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA has been upgraded from “A” to “AA”. ProCredit thereby ranks among the industry leaders in the top 15% of companies rated by MSCI in the banking industry worldwide, surpassing the overall ESG rating of its 10 largest industry peers.

Borislav Kostadinov, Member of the Management Board of ProCredit General Partner AG (the sole liable managing entity of ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA) said: “We are pleased about the ESG rating upgrade, as it recognises our continuous efforts to strive for excellence in environmental, social and governance practices, which indeed reflect our core values.”

Contact:
Andrea Kaufmann, Group Communications, ProCredit Holding
Tel.: +49 69 951 437 138, e-mail: Andrea.Kaufmann@procredit-group.com

About ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA
ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA, based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is the parent company of the development-oriented ProCredit group, which consists of banks for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and whose operational focus is on South Eastern and Eastern Europe. In addition to this regional focus, the ProCredit group is also active in South America and Germany. The company’s shares are traded on the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The anchor shareholders of ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA include the strategic investors Zeitinger Invest and ProCredit Staff Invest (comprising the investment vehicles for ProCredit staff), the Dutch DOEN Participaties, KfW Development Bank and IFC (part of the World Bank Group). As the group’s superordinated company according to the German Banking Act, ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA is supervised on a consolidated level by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, BaFin) and the German Bundesbank. For additional information, visit www.procredit-holding.com.