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PRESS RELEASE September 17, 2007

World Bank Launches Bond in Turkish Lira

Washington, DC, September 17, 2007 – The World Bank launched a Turkish Lira (TRY) bond. The notes will be placed with European investors via TD Securities as the lead manager.

Amount: TRY 75 million
Settlement date: October 2, 2007
Maturity date: April 3, 2009
Issue price: 100.40%
Coupon: 15.25% annually (short first coupon)
Denomination: TRY 1,000 and integral multiples thereof
Listing: Luxembourg
Clearing systems: Euroclear and Clearstream
ISIN: XS0322214080

The World Bank's bond products and investor presentation can be accessed through the website of the World Bank for bond investors ( For a list of selected bonds issued recently by the World Bank, see: