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2015
  • Brunswick Rail’s railcar fleet — 25,736.
  • Brunswick Rail strengthened its transport operations, developing its transport network in Russia, Kazakhstan, and other areas.
  • Brunswick Rail signed operating leasing contracts with a number of major companies, strengthening its client portfolio.
  • Brunswick Rail continued to develop its charity projects in conjunction with the Volunteer Club to support children in state care.
2014
  • Brunswick Rail’s railcar fleet — 25 562, as of 31 December 2014.
  • The Company signed a credit facility agreement for over RUB 8bn with a group of international banks.
  • Brunswick Rail with the help of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development completed a transaction to raise up to USD 150 million through the issue of preference shares with the aim of funding the growth of the Company’s business.
  • Brunswick Rail launched a charity project in conjunction with the "Volunteer Club" to support orphans children.
2013
  • Brunswick Rail’s railcar fleet — 24,619 (including contracted railcars).
  • Brunswick Rail has received approval from the Board of Directors for the deal regarding placement of preferred shares in favour of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for $150 million.
  • Corporation Uralvagonzavod delivered the first batch of new generation railcars within the framework of a strategic partnership with Brunswick Rail.
  • Brunswick Rail has expanded its annual scholarship program for students of railway universities to include the Krasnoyarsk Institute of Railway Transport (KrIZhT).
2012
  • Brunswick Rail fleet comprised 24,189 railcars (including railcars contracted but not yet delivered).
  • Brunswick Rail successfully completed its debut Eurobond, raising $600 million with an annual coupon rate of 6.5%.
  • Brunswick Rail secured a USD 250 million five-year term facility from IFC and a group of core banks: ING Bank, Raiffeisen Bank International, Societe Generale and UniCredit, all long-term partners of Brunswick Rail.
  • Brunswick Rail completed a re-branding exercise, which included a new logo and corporate style.
  • Brunswick Rail has expanded its annual scholarship program for students of railway universities to include the Siberian State Railway Institute (SGUPS).
2011
  • Brunswick Rail fleet comprised 21,759 railcars.
  • Brunswick Rail establishes a scholarships for students at railway universities.
  • Brunswick Rail acquires rail operator Proftrans.
  • Brunswick Rail extends existing EBRD and IFC loan facilities by $120 million.
  • Brunswick Rail acquires CentroCredit railcar fleet. This transaction allowed Brunswick Rail not only to acquire more than 700 railcars, but also to gain access to all existing lessees.
  • Brunswick Rail reaches agreement with SIBUR-Trans to provide 550 gas tank cars for a 7-year period.
2010
  • Brunswick Rail fleet comprised 12,601 railcars.
  • MRIF, VTB Capital and UFG became shareholders in Brunswick Rail.
  • Brunswick Rail announced a new $500 million financing facility — a combination of equity, mezzanine and debt financing with capital provided by current shareholders, a number of international investors, banks, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
  • Brunswick Rail became a member of the Non-profit Partnership “Council of Railway Rolling Stock Service Market Members”, the primary goal of which is to create a reliable platform for constructive dialogue between rolling stock operators, RZD and the state regulating authorities.
2009
  • Brunswick Rail fleet comprised 10,703 railcars.
  • Having successfully managed through the crisis, Brunswick Rail raised $50 million through a private placement to pre-order railcars to capitalise on reduced asset prices.
2008
  • Brunswick Rail fleet comprised 10,403 railcars.
  • Brunswick Rail broke the 10,000 railcar milestone with a 19-953-01 mineral hopper produced by the Stakhanov Railcar Plant (SVZ). Russian Railways (RZhD) issued a special permit for custom painting and coloring of the car to celebrate this important milestone in the company’s development. The freshly-painted mineral hopper was subsequently provided to UralChem Trans.
  • Brunswick Rail’s raised its existing syndicated loan to $435 million.
2007
  • Brunswick Rail fleet comprised 7,385 railcars.
  • Brunswick Rail received a $385 million syndicated loan from a consortium of international banks and IFC, arranged by Societe Generale and BNP.
  • Brunswick Rail implemented a state-of-the-art ERP system, making it possible to automate all areas of the company’s business.
2006
  • Brunswick Rail fleet comprised 3,700 railcars.
  • IFC became a shareholder of Brunswick Rail.
  • Brunswick Rail received a $200 million syndicated loan from a consortium of international banks and IFC, arranged by HVB.
2005
  • Brunswick Rail fleet comprised 3,060 railcars.
  • Brunswick Rail increased its equity, with participation of new shareholder Sumitomo Corporation.
2004
  • Brunswick Rail fleet comprised 599 railcars.
  • Sumitomo Corporation became investor shareholder in Brunswick Rail.
  • Brunswick Rail was the first company in Russia to offer railcar rolling stock operating leases.
2003