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World Bank Launches Bond in Mexican Peso

Washington, DC, August 15, 2012 – Today, the World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, rated Aaa/AAA) Today, the World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, rated Aaa/AAA) announced a new 2-year MXN 1 billion (approx. USD 76 million equivalent) fixed rate bond. The bonds were distributed to retail and institutional investors in Asia, Europe, and USA.

The sole lead manager for the transaction was TD Securities.

Transaction Summary:

Issuer: World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD)
Issuer rating: Aaa/AAA
Amount: 1 billion
Settlement date: August 21, 2012
Maturity date: February 21, 2014
Issue price: 100.926%
Coupon: 3.25% annual
Denomination: MXN 1,000 and multiples thereof
Listing: Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Clearing system: Euroclear / Clearstream
Joint lead managers: TD Securities
ISIN: XS0819228379


About the World Bank

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: (www.worldbank.org/debtsecurities).

 

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