Nik Völker, MiningWatch Portugal

Dear European Investment Bank,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

- Finance contract, loan agreement or similar information, signed between the EIB and Umicore, as announced on 18-06-2020 [Ref1]

- Finance contract, loan agreement or similar information, signed between the EIB and Northvolt, as announced on 29-07-2020 [Ref2]

- "Memorandum of Understanding" or "Agreement" between EIT InnoEnergy SE and Infinity Lithium Corp (ASX:INF), as per press release 26-03-2020 [Ref3], including any existing addenda, annexes , amendments, or subcontracts

- "Added Value Services Agreement", between EIT InnoEnergy SE and Savannah Resources Plc (AIM: SAV), as per press release 27-05-2020 [Ref4], including any existing addenda, annexes , amendments, or subcontracts

Yours faithfully,

Nik Völker, MiningWatch Portugal

[Ref1] https://www.eib.org/en/press/all/2020-14...
[Ref2] https://www.eib.org/en/press/all/2020-20...
[Ref3] https://www.innoenergy.com/news-events/i...
[Ref4] https://www.innoenergy.com/news-events/t...

EIB Infodesk, Europäische Investitionsbank

Dear Mr. Völker,

Thank you for your e-mail and interest in the European Investment Bank
(EIB), the long-term financing institution of the European Union.

We hereby confirm receipt of your query of 15 June 2021 received via the
AsktheEU website, which is being handled in line with the provisions of
the EIB Group Transparency Policy. We will revert to you as soon as
possible.

Many thanks for your kind understanding.

Yours sincerely,
Infodesk Team
European Investment Bank
[EIB request email]
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For more details concerning EIB procedures for handling information
requests, please refer to the EIB Group "Transparency Policy": (
[1]http://www.eib.org/infocentre/publicatio...
). If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
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EIB Infodesk, Europäische Investitionsbank

Dear Mr. Völker,

We refer to your message of 15 June 2021 addressed to the European
Investment Bank (EIB) via the AsktheEU.org website, requesting access to
documents and information related to EIB loan agreements and EIT
InnoEnergy agreements for raw materials. We also refer to our
acknowledgement of receipt of the same day. Your request has been handled
in accordance with the provisions of the EIB Group Transparency Policy
(1), which applies to such requests addressed to the EIB.

We would like to inform you that the EIB is not involved in the operations
between EIT InnoEnergy SE and Infinity Lithium Corp (ASX:INF) or between
EIT InnoEnergy SE and Savannah Ressources Plc (AIM:SAV), mentioned in your
request. The EIB does not hold the requested documents falling within the
scope of the two last points of your request and cannot therefore disclose
them (2).

In line of Articles 5.23 and 5.24 of the EIB-TP, we are extending the
time-limit to respond to the first two points of your request given the
complexity, notably illustrated by the fact that the information requested
relates to third parties.

The Bank will endeavour to provide a reply to such complex requests no
later than 30 working days following receipt.

We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Yours sincerely,
Infodesk Team
European Investment Bank
[Dirección de correo del organismo BEI]
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(1)
[1]http://www.eib.org/infocentre/publicatio....
(2) Art. 5.1, a), EIB-TP
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EIB Infodesk, Europäische Investitionsbank

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Dear Mr. Völker,

We refer to your message of 15 June 2021 addressed to the European
Investment Bank (EIB) via the AsktheEU.org website, requesting access to
documents and information related to EIB loan agreements and EIT
InnoEnergy agreements for raw materials. We also refer to our
acknowledgement of receipt of the same day, and to our partial response of
14 July 2021. Your request has been handled in accordance with the
provisions of the EIB Group Transparency Policy (EIB-TP) (1), which
applies to such requests addressed to the EIB.

Following consultation with the third parties concerned (2), please find
attached a copy of the Finance Contracts signed between the EIB and
Umicore and between the EIB and Northvolt regarding the Umicore European
Large-Scale Battery Materials (3) and Northvolt ETT-Large Scale Battery
Plant (4) projects respectively.

Information contained in these documents covered by the exceptions for
disclosure of the EIB-TP, has been replaced by the symbol “[…]”. This
mainly concerns names of individuals, to protect their privacy and
integrity (5), as well as financial information regarding the operations,
to protect the commercial interests of parties involved in the operations
(6). No overriding public interest has been found in the redacted
information that would prevail over the relevant exceptions. In
particular, the information omitted does not relate to emissions into the
environment (7).

We hope you find this information useful, and remain at your disposal
should you need any further clarifications (8).

Yours sincerely,
EIB Infodesk Team
European Investment Bank
[EIB request email]
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(1)
[1]http://www.eib.org/infocentre/publicatio....
(2) Art 5.9, EIB-TP
(3) [2]https://www.eib.org/en/projects/pipeline...
(4) [3]https://www.eib.org/en/projects/pipeline...
(5) Article 5.4(b), EIB-TP
(6) Article 5.5, first bullet point, EIB-TP
(7) Articles 5.7 and 5.8 EIB-TP
(8) In line with Art. 5.31 EIB-TP, in case of a total or partial refusal
following your initial application, you have the right to make a
confirmatory application asking the Bank to reconsider its position, or
lodge a complaint with the EIB Group Complaints Mechanism.

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