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Ibdar Bank Wins the "Aircraft Finance Deal of the Year" Award for landmark leasing agreement with Ethiopian Airlines

Bahrain based Ibdar Bank together with Dubai-based Palma Holding received the African Aviation Awards' "Aircraft Finance Deal of the Year" for their successful structuring of a 12-year agreement for acquiring four brand new Bombardier Q400 Next Gen aircrafts and leasing them to the Ethiopian Airlines. The African Aviation Awards were introduced by African Aviation Magazine in 1999 in order to give International recognition to those individuals, companies and organisations who have made significant contributions to Aviation Development in Africa. Valued at USD 100 million, Ibdar Bank contributed as investor with USD 22 million, while an amount of USD 78 million was secured through a funding agreement with Canada's Export Credit Agency "EDC".

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