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PRESS RELEASE September 12, 2019

World Bank Prices GBP 300 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 a GBP 300 million increase of the outstanding 2024 GBP 500 million global benchmark launched in June 2019, bringing the total size to GBP 800 million. The bond is a Sustainable Development Bond that supports the World Bank’s sustainable development lending.

The bond carries a coupon of 0.875% per annum and matures on December 13, 2024. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC and NatWest Markets were joint lead managers for this transaction. The bonds will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Transaction Summary


International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD

Issuer rating:

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




GBP 300 million (bringing outstanding to GBP 800 million)

Settlement date:

19 September 2019


0.875% per annum

Coupon payment dates:

Payable 13 December in each year, from and including  13 December 2019 (short first coupon)

Maturity date:

13 December 2024

Reference Benchmark:

UKT 2.75% 09/07/24

Issue price:

100.267% of the Amount of this tranche plus 98 days’ accrued interest

Issue yield:



GBP 1,000 x GBP 1,000

Final redemption at maturity
(per Specified Denomination):


Spread to Benchmark:

UKT 2.75% 09/07/24 + 36 bps


Luxembourg Stock Exchange



Clearing system:

Clearstream, Euroclear

Joint lead managers:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC and NatWest Markets

Investor Distribution by Investor Type

Investor Distribution by Region

Central Banks/Official Institutions


United Kingdom


Asset Managers/Insurance/Pension Funds


Rest of Europe


Banks/Bank Treasuries/Corporates


Middle East





This press release is not an offer for sale of securities of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("IBRD"), also known in the capital markets as "World Bank". Any offering of World Bank securities will take place solely on the basis of the relevant offering documentation including, but not limited to, the prospectus, term sheet and/or final terms, as applicable, prepared by the World Bank or on behalf of the World Bank, and is subject to restrictions under the laws of several countries. World Bank securities may not be offered or sold except in compliance with all such laws.


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: www.worldbank.org/debtsecurities.


Heike Reichelt

Head of Investor Relations and New Products

The World Bank

+1 202 477 2880