Responses to Covid-19 pandemic



NIB's first responses to Covid-19 pandemic

"It is obvious that, in addition to serious health consequences around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic will cause a sharp decline in economic activity and threaten growth and employment.  This also affects the Nordic and Baltic countries," says Henrik Normann, President & CEO at NIB. "So, what steps has NIB taken thus far?"

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NIB provides loans to Baltic countries

NIB have signed loan agreements with Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia to help finance measures taken to curb the immediate impact of the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic on the economy and society.

Estonia Lithuania Latvia

NIB lists Response Bonds on Nasdaq

On 6 April, NIB listed its inaugural EUR 1 billion Response Bond on Nasdaq Helsinki. The proceeds of the bond will finance projects that alleviate the social and economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic in NIB's member countries.

On 9 April, the Bank listed its second SEK 4 billion Response Bond on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Nasdaq Stockholm Nasdaq Helsinki


NIB publishes Q1 report 2020

On 9 April, NIB published its interim financial statement for the first quarter of 2020. During the three-month period ending 31 March, the Covid-19 pandemic shaped NIB’s business activities and its societal role during the crisis situation.

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Funding Highlights

Funding highlights

Monthly updated coverage of NIB's funding operations

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Nordic-Baltic Blue Bond receives Bond Award 2020 for innovation

An independent panel comprising 30 of the world’s largest green social and sustainability bond investors decided on the award.

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Funding starts virtual road shows

In NIB’s brand-new broadcasting room, NIB's Head of Funding, Jens Hellerup, is preparing to deliver a virtual roadshow to the Bank’s investors.

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10 Apr 2020 Summer Trainee, Communications Communication Unit NIB
30 Apr 2020 Trainee, Lending Assistant Lending Department NIB


8 Apr 20 Republic of Latvia EUR 500 million Latvia
3 Apr 2020 Klaipeda State Seaport Authority EUR 68 million Lithuania
3 Apr 2020 Republic of Lithuania EUR 400 million Lithuania
1 April 2020 Bane NOR Eiendom AS EUR 88.52 million Norway
31 Mar 2020 Tartu University Hospital Foundation EUR 50 million Estonia
25 Mar 2020 Republic of Estonia EUR 750 million Estonia
18 Mar 2020 Atrium Ljungberg AB EUR 87.1 million Sweden
18 Mar 2020 City of Espoo EUR 65.6 million Finland
18 Mar 2020 Ida-Viru Central Hospital Foundation EUR 15 million Estonia
13 Mar 2020 Vasakronan AB EUR 68.99 million Sweden
12 Mar 2020 SpareBank 1 SMN EUR 96.6 million Norway


11 Jun 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Format to be decided NIB
21 Apr 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Online NIB
9 Apr 2020 NIB published Q1 interim management statement NIB

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