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PRESS RELEASE January 9, 1989

World Bank Announces Ten-Year Eurodollar Note Offering

A $500 million 10-year, 9-5/8 percent coupon eurodollar note offering was announced today by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (The World Bank). The notes were offered at 101-3/ 8 to produce a 9.20 percent yield to investors on a semiannual coupon equivalent basis. The notes will be repaid on February 1, 1999 and are noncallable.

The international syndicate for this issue is headed by Deutsche Bank Capital Markets as lead manager and Credit Suisse First Boston Limited as co-lead manager. They were joined by Algemene Bank Nederland N.V., Banca Conmerciale Italiana, Banque Nationale de Paris, Banque Paribas, Daiwa Europe Ltd., Generale Bank, Goldman Sachs International Corp., Merrill Lynch International & Co., Morgan Guaranty Ltd, Morgan Stanley International, Nomura International Limited, Salomon Brothers International Limited, Shearson Lehman Hutton International, Swiss Bank Corporation International Limited, Union Bank of Switzerland (Securities) Limited, and S.G. Warburg & Co., Ltd. as comanagers.

The proceeds of the issue will be used in the general operations of the World Bank.