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PRESS RELEASE March 19, 1975

World Bank Announces Placement of a $240 Million 2-Year Bond Issue

The World Bank announced the placement of a $240,000,000 Issue of U.S. dollar bonds maturing March 15, 1977 in markets outside the United States. The Bonds were purchased by central banks and other governmental institutions of 57 countries and by one international organization. Such purchasers now hold $867,700,000 of World Bank Two-year Bonds.

The new World Bank bonds, known as "Two-Year Bonds of 1975, due March 15, 1977 " bear interest at 6.40% per annum, payable semiannually. The Issue was sold at par.

The new Bonds were delivered on March 17, 1975. An Issue in the aggregate principal amount of $240,000,000 placed outside the United States with similar purchasers in March 1973 matured on March 15, 1975.