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PRESS RELEASE April 16, 2012

World Bank Launches Callable Fixed Rate Note in USD

Washington, DC, April 16, 2012 – Today, the World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, rated Aaa/AAA), launched a USD 750 million callable fixed rate note. The bonds were placed with institutional investors via Deutsche Bank and TD Securities as the joint lead managers.

Transaction Summary:

Issuer: World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD)
Amount: USD 750 million
Settlement date: April 25, 2012
Call date: April 25, 2013 
Maturity date: April 25, 2014
Issue Price: 100% 
Coupon: 0.55% payable semi-annually
Denomination: USD 1,000 and multiples thereof
Clearing system: DTC, Euroclear / Clearstream
ISIN: US45905UKX18

About the World Bank

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: (