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EX-IM BANK EXPANDS FINANCING TO BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2002

Media Contact Name/Phone: 

Ken Murphy (202) 565-3200

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is open for private sector transactions in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Ex-Im Bank will now consider business for short- and medium-term transactions in the private sector. These changes in the Ex-Im Bank's cover policy became effective October 24, 2002.

Ex-Im Bank has a regional office in Zagreb, Croatia under the Southeast Europe Initiative, which looks to develop business opportunities in the region. Ex-Im Bank shares its regional office with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). For business information on this region contact: in Zagreb, Croatia - 385 1 492 1677 or in Washington, D.C. 202 565 3556.

Ex-Im Bank is an independent U.S. government agency that helps finance the sale of U.S. exports, primarily to emerging markets throughout the world, by providing loans, guarantees, and insurance. In fiscal year 2002, Ex-Im Bank supported nearly $13 billion worth of U.S. exports worldwide.