LONDON Feb 12 Russian oil giant Rosneft is
scheduled to sign up on a $13 billion syndicated loan on Tuesday
that will back its $55 billion acquisition of TNK-BP,
sources close to the deal said on Tuesday.
The $13 billion loan is the second part of a two-stage $29.8
billion loan package that will help make Rosneft the world's
largest listed oil producer once the acquisition is completed.
The other $16.8 billion was signed in late December.
Rosneft declined to comment.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citigroup are coordinating
the jumbo loan package, which marks the largest-ever loan
financing to a Russian company and Europe's ninth-largest loan