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YOKOHAMA, Japan – (21 December, 2022) Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. signed a 200 billion yen syndicated green loan agreement arranged by Mizuho Bank. Nissan will utilize the loan to support its clean mobility and related projects to progress its long-term electrification and carbon neutrality ambitions. The loan contract period will be five and seven years.

As the first funds raised since launching the Nissan Sustainable Finance Framework in July, the company is deepening its investment program in electrification. Loan proceeds will fund eligible green projects defined in the framework, such as R&D, investments and expenditures for the design, development, and manufacturing of zero-emission vehicles and components for electric vehicles or other future carbon- neutral initiatives.

With a second-party review conducted by Sustainalytics, Nissan has aligned its framework with the Green Bond Principle 2021, Social Bond Principle 2021, Sustainability Bond Guideline 2021, Green Loan Principle 2021, and Social Loan Principle 2021.

As a pioneer in electric vehicles, Nissan is accelerating electrification and technological innovation to enhance zero emission and clean mobility. Nissan seeks to empower journeys and society with a range of electrified vehicles of high value to customers.

The signing of the green loan represents the latest initiative that positions sustainability at the core of Nissan’s business, reflecting its corporate purpose of "Driving innovation to enrich people's lives.” As Nissan becomes a truly sustainable business, the company aims to realize a cleaner, safer and more inclusive world.

Loan overview

Borrower- Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Amount- 200 billion yen

Arranger- Mizuho Bank

Co-arranger- MUFG Bank

Lenders- Mizuho Bank, MUFG Bank, and other financial institutions

Effective date- November 30, 2022

Contract period- Five and seven years