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PRESS RELEASE September 23, 1983

World Bank Borrows $100 Million in Asia and the Middle East

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) announced today a dollar borrowing from investors in Asia and the Middle East in a public offering of $100,000,000 principal amount of 11.50% Five-Year Notes of 1983, due October 14, 1988. The issue was offered at par and is non-callable.

The borrowing was lead managed by The Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. in associated with a group of 13 co-managers.

The net proceeds to the World Bank from this borrowing will be used in the general operations of the Bank.

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, known as the World Bank, is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has been in operation since June 1946. Its membership comprises 144 governments around the world. The principal purpose of the Bank is to promote the economic development of its member countries in the interest of fostering the long-term growth of international trade and improved standards of living. Its principal activity is providing loans for specific projects and related technical assistance. From its establishment to June 30, 1983, the Bank had approved loan commitments in an aggregate principal amount equivalent to about $90.8 billion to finance programs and projects in 100 countries.