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PRESS RELEASE April 18, 2011

World Bank Issues Bond in Brazilian Real

Washington, DC, April 18, 2011 – Today, the World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, rated Aaa/AAA) launched a Brazilian Real (BRL) 3-year note fixed rate note (settlement date: April 28, 2011). The notes mature on April 28, 2014, and have an annual coupon of 9%.

The notes will be placed with European and Asian investors via HSBC Bank plc and Deutsche Bank as the lead managers. 

Transaction Summary:

Amount: BRL 100 billion (USD equivalent 63.2 million)
Settlement date: April 28, 2011
Maturity date: April 28, 2014
Issue price: 101.124%
Coupon: 9% annually 
Denomination: BRL 5,000
Listing: Luxembourg Stock Exchange 
Clearing systems: Euroclear and Clearstream

ISIN: XS0620081058 

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The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD), rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), is an international organization created in 1944. It operates as a global development cooperative owned by 187 nations. It provides its members with financing, expertise and coordination services so they can achieve equitable and sustainable economic growth in their national economies and find effective solutions to pressing regional and global economic and environmental problems. The overriding goal is to achieve major, sustainable improvements in standards of living worldwide. It has been issuing bonds in the international capital markets for over 60 years to fund its activities. Information for investors is available on the World Bank Treasury website: (www.worldbank.org/debtsecurities).