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PRESS RELEASE August 19, 2009

World Bank Launches Bond in Australian Dollars

Washington, DC, August 19, 2009 – Today, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the “World Bank”) rated Aaa/AAA, launched an AUD 100 million note due August 27, 2014 for sale in the Japanese market. JP Morgan is the sole lead manager for this transaction.

Amount: AUD 100 million
Settlement Date: August 27, 2009
Maturity Date: August 27 , 2014
Issue Price: 100.398%
Coupon: 5.75% semi annually
Denomination: AUD 2,000
Listing: Luxembourg
Clearing Systems: Euroclear and Clearstream
ISIN: XS0447943498

The World Bank's bond products and investor presentation can be accessed through the website of the World Bank for bond investors (www.worldbank.org/debtsecurities). For a list of selected bonds issued recently by the World Bank, see: https://treasury.worldbank.org/recentissues.