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PRESS RELEASE December 9, 1971

World Bank Signs Agreement on DM 250 Million Bond Issue

The World Bank and a syndicate of German Banks headed by the Deutsche Bank A.G., as manager, and the Dresdner Bank A.G., as co-manager, signed today an agreement covering a new issue of World Bank Deutsche Mark Bonds. The principal amount of the issue is DM 250 million. The interest rate on the issue is 7½% payable annually on December 1. The bonds will be publicly offered at par. The issue will be repayable at par, after a five-year grace period, in ten equal annual instalments on December 1 of each of the years 1977 to 1986.

The Bonds will be listed on all German Stock Exchanges. The proceeds of this issue will be used in the general operations of the World Bank. Including this issue, the World Bank has offered publicly nine issues in Germany for a total amount in excess of DM 2 billion.