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 US$111 million at current exchange rates). The issue bears interest at the rate of 8-1/8% per annum, payable annually on July 1, and will be offered publicly at par. The bonds will be repaid at par on July 1, 1992 and will be non-callable. The bonds will be listed on all German stock exchanges. This will be the World Bank's 46th public issue in the German capital markets.
The proceeds of this issue will be used in the general operation of the World Bank.
Including this issue, the World Bank's outstanding Deutsche Mark obligations, consisting of both public and private borrowings, aggregate approximately DM 20.6 billion (approximately US$7.7 billion at current exchange rates).