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PRESS RELEASE September 12, 2019

World Bank Prices AUD 500 Million Increase of 2024 Global Bond

Washington, D.C., September 12, 2019— The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development - IBRD, Aaa/AAA) today priced an AUD 500 million increase of the outstanding 2024 AUD 2.1 billion global benchmark originally launched in February 2019, bringing the total size to AUD 2.6 billion. The bond is a Sustainable Development Bond that supports the World Bank’s sustainable development lending.

The bond carries a coupon of 2.2% per annum and matures on February 27, 2024. CBA, RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities were joint lead managers for this transaction. The bond is listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Transaction Summary


International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD

Issuer rating:

Aaa /AAA (Moody's / S&P)




AUD 500 million (taking the outstanding to AUD 2,600,000,000)

Settlement date:

19 September 2019


2.200% per annum

Coupon payment dates:

Payable semi-annually on 27 February and 27 August of each year, beginning on 27 February 2020

Maturity date:

27 February 2024

Reference Benchmark:

ACGB 2.75% April 2024

Issue price:

103.872% of the Amount of this tranche, plus 23 days of accrued interest

Issue yield:

1.299% semi-annually


AUD 1,000 (minimum consideration payable when issued in Australia will be AUD 500,000)

Final redemption at maturity
(per Specified Denomination):


Spread to Benchmark:

ACGB 2.75% April 2024 + 41.3bps


Luxembourg Stock Exchange



Clearing system:

Austraclear, Clearstream, Euroclear

Joint lead managers:

CBA, RBC Capital Markets, TD Securities

Investor Distribution by Investor Type

Investor Distribution by Region

Central Banks/Official Institutions




Asset Managers/Insurance/Pension Funds




Banks/Bank Treasuries/Corporates







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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:


Heike Reichelt

Head of Investor Relations and New Products

The World Bank

+1 202 477 2880