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PRESS RELEASE January 31, 1973

World Bank Signed Agreement for DM 200 Million 10-Year 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 200 million. The interest rate on the issue is 6-3/4% payable annually on February 1. The bonds will be publicly offered at 99%. The issue will be repaid at par on February 1, 1983 and will be non-callable.

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.