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PRESS RELEASE July 9, 2013

World Bank Launches USD 1 Billion 4-year Bond

Washington, DC, July 9, 2013 - The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, rated Aaa/AAA) priced today a USD 1 billion 4-year fixed rate bond. The bond carries a semi-annual coupon of 1.125% and will mature on July 18, 2017. The bonds will be distributed to a broad range of institutional investors around the world.

The joint-lead managers for this bond are Barclays, Citigroup, and Toronto Dominion Securities.

Transaction Summary:

Issuer: World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD)
Amount: USD 1 billion
Issue Date: July 16, 2013
Maturity Date: July 18, 2017
Issue Price: 99.723% 
Coupon: 1.125% semi-annual
Denomination: USD 1,000 and integral multiples thereof
Listing: Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Clearing System: Fedwire / Euroclear / Clearstream
Joint Lead Managers: Barclays, Citigroup, and Toronto Dominion Securities
ISIN: US459058DC44

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 188 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: (http://treasury.worldbank.org/capitalmarkets).