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PRESS RELEASE August 24, 1983

World Bank Signs Agreement on Public Issue of DM 300 Million 6-Year Bonds

The World Bank and a syndicate of German banks, headed by the Deutsche Bank AG, as manager, and the Dresdner Bank AG, the Commerzbank AG, and the Westdeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale, as co-managers, signed today an agreement covering a new issue of bonds in an aggregate principal amount of DM 300 million (approximately U.S. Dollars 115 million at current exchange rates). The issue bears interest at the rate of 7-7/8% per annum, payable annually on September 1, and will be offered publicly at par. The bonds will be repaid at par on September 1, 1989 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.

This will be the World Bank's 42nd public issue in the German capital markets. Including this issue, the World Bank's outstanding Deutsche Mark obligations, consisting of both public and private borrowings, aggregate approximately DM 19.0 billion (approximately U.S. Dollars 7.3 billion at current exchange rates).