Skip to Main Navigation
PRESS RELEASE December 6, 2017

World Bank Launches 4-Year USD Global Bond

Washington, D.C., December 6, 2017 – Today, the World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, rated Aaa/AAA) launched a USD 1 billion 4-year fixed-rate global bond.

The lead managers for the transaction are Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs International, and HSBC.

Transaction Summary:
: World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD)
Issuer rating: Aaa/AAA
Amount: USD 1 billion 
Settlement date: December 13, 2017 
Maturity date: December 13, 2021 
Issue price: 99.775%
Coupon: 2.125% 
Denomination: USD 1,000 & multiples thereof
: Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Clearing system: Fedwire / Euroclear / Clearstream
Lead manager: Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs International, and HSBC
ISIN: US459058GF48

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 and the original member of the World Bank Group. It operates as a global development cooperative owned by 189 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 World Bank has two main goals: to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity. It seeks to achieve them primarily by providing loans, risk management products, and expertise on development-related disciplines to its borrowing member government clients in middle-income countries and other creditworthy countries, and by coordinating responses to regional and global challenges. It has been issuing sustainable development bonds in the international capital markets for over 70 years to fund its activities that achieve a positive impact.

Information on World Bank bonds for investors is available on the World Bank Treasury website: