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World Bank Launches GBP 250 Million Fixed Rate Bond

Washington, DC, February 20, 2014 - The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, rated Aaa/AAA) priced today a GBP 250 million fixed rate bond. The note matures on December 28, 2016 and has an annual coupon of 1.%.

This bond was joint-lead managed by Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, Deutsche Bank and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc.

Transaction Summary:

Issuer: World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD)
Issuer rating: Aaa/AAA
Amount: GBP *250 million
Settlement date: February 28, 2014
Maturity date: December 28, 2016
Issue price: 99.721%
Coupon:1.00% (annual)
Denomination: GBP 1,000
Listing: Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Clearing system: Euroclear / Clearstream
Joint lead managers: Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, Deutsche Bank and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc.
ISIN: XS1039633620

*On May 15, 2014, IBRD agreed to increase the principal amount with a second tranche in the amount of GBP 100 million with an issue price of 99.658% (settlement date: May 22, 2014). On September 10, 2014, IBRD agreed to further increase the principal amount with a third tranche in the amount of GBP 150 million with an issue price of 99.811% (settlement date: September 17, 2014). The new total outstanding principal amount is GBP 500 million. 

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The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), is an international organization created in 1944. It operates as a global development cooperative owned by 188 nations. It provides its members with financing, expertise and coordination services so they can achieve equitable and sustainable economic growth in their national economies and find effective solutions to pressing regional and global economic and environmental problems. The overriding goal is to achieve major, sustainable improvements in standards of living worldwide. It has been issuing bonds in the international capital markets for over 60 years to fund its activities. Information for investors is available on the World Bank Treasury website: (http://treasury.worldbank.org/capitalmarkets).

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