Agrofood Equipment Leasing | Ameriabank
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Ameriabank offers a new special finance lease program implemented with the Government support and aimed at financing purchase of agrifood machinery.
The program is implemented within the scope of the Government Support Program for AgriFood Machinery Finance Lease (the “Program”) in Armenia approved by the decision of the Republic of Armenia Government N893-Լ as of July 19, 2018.

The program aims at triggering development of agrоfood and agroprocessing sectors. Lease agreements are executed for up to 8 years term. Part of interest rate is subsidized thus creating additional benefits for the lessee.

The Bank offers leasing of production equipment to the manufacturers of the following sectors:

  • Crop farming, including greenhouse business
  • Cold storage, including milk collection
  • Wine making, wine making equipment
  • Manufacturing of spring water, beer, juice and other beverages
  • Canned food production
  • Other agrofood business

Up to 8 years



Annual actual interest rate

20% of the value of the leased item


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Advance payment

20% of the cost of leased item**

Advance payment to Value of leased item: 20/100%

Currency AMD
Financing limit

Minimum lease amount: AMD 5 million

The aggregate value of equipment purchased by the same lessee under the Program should not exceed AMD 1 billion.***

Interest rate Up to 14%, to be fully subsidized for financing provided before December 31, 2021, so that the lessee pays 0% interest, subject to their meeting the eligibility criteria defined under the Government Support Program for Agri-Food Machinery Finance Lease in Armenia approved by the decree of the Republic of Armenia Government # 893-Լ as of July 19, 2018
Accrual of interest Interest accrues on outstanding amount of finance
Provision fee 0.5-1% of lease amount or AMD 500,000, whichever is less
Lease term 1-8 years
Repayment of principal amount before due date No fines or penalties for early repayment during the term of subsidy. If subsidy is rejected or terminated, the lessee will be required to pay a lump-sum fee of 0.5% of principal amount of finance, if the early repayment was made during the first 6 (six) months after provision of finance.
Fine for non-payment or improper payment of principal and interest****

Fine in the amount of 0.13% of overdue principal and/or interest for each day beyond terms

The amount of fines and/or penalties shall not be subsidized.

Repayments Even monthly payments of principal as per schedule
Grace period The grace period for principal amount of finance does not exceed 3 months following provision of finance. The obligation to pay non-subsidized interest arises at the time of provision of finance. Furthermore, upon the lessee’s request the Bank may allow payment deferral for the principal amount for up to 6 months a year.
  • Guaranty provided by the lessee’s director/founder/other person
  • Pledge of property/right upon request
Insurance of leased item Required, to be obtained by the Bank on an annual basis against loss and damage
Other terms As per the Government decree # 893-Լ as of July 19, 2018 on approval of the Government Support Program for Agri-Food Machinery Finance Lease in Armenia, and the Government decree as of February 11, 2021 on maximum limits and preferential terms for interest rates of loans and finance lease under certain decrees of the Government of Armenia.

* These terms do not apply to finance lease issued under the RA Law “On Consumer Crediting”.

** The cost of leased item includes purchase price, costs of import of the leased item into the Republic of Armenia (transportation, including related costs, customs clearance, VAT, etc.).

*** Where any structure is an integral part of machinery or equipment purchased via finance lease, such structure can be considered a leased item.

**** Whenever applied, the maximum annual rate or aggregate amount of fines and/or penalties shall be within the limits defined under the laws and regulations of the Republic of Armenia.

Updated on 11.10.2021 17:06:12