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PRESS RELEASEMarch 2, 2022

World Bank Issues SEK 5 Billion 7-Year Sustainable Development Bond

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 2, 2022 - The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) issued a 7-year Sustainable Development Bond that raised SEK 5 billion.

The bond matures on March 2, 2029. Nordea Bank Abp acted as lead manager of the transaction.

The bond was placed entirely with Swedish pension funds and insurance companies including Alecta, Länsförsäkringar Liv, and others. The bond offers an annual coupon of 1.250% and was priced at 99.618%.

Transaction Summary


World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD)


SEK 5,000,000,000

Settlement date:

March 2, 2022

Maturity date:

March 2, 2029

Issue price:



1.250% per annum

Coupon payment dates:

Annually on 2 March each year until Maturity date, commencing on 2 March 2023

Clearing systems:



SEK 10,000


Luxembourg Stock Exchange

Lead manager:

Nordea Bank Abp



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 is the original member of the World Bank Group and operates as a global development cooperative owned by 189 nations. The World Bank provides loans, guarantees, risk management products, and advisory services to middle-income and other creditworthy countries to support the Sustainable Development Goals and to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity. It also provides leadership to coordinate regional and global responses to development challenges. The World Bank has been issuing sustainable development bonds in the international capital markets for over 70 years to fund programs and activities that achieve a positive impact. More information on World Bank bonds is available at

World Bank bonds support the financing of programs that further the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). World Bank bonds are aligned with the Sustainability Bond Guidelines published by the International Capital Market Association and as such support the financing of a combination of green and social, i.e., “sustainable development” projects, programs and activities in IBRD member countries as described in the World Bank Sustainable Development Bond Framework. The World Bank is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Green Bond, Social Bond, and Sustainability Bond Principles. A key priority for the World Bank’s capital markets’ engagement is building strategic partnerships with investors to promote the importance of private sector financing in sustainable development. The World Bank’s Sustainable Development Bond Impact Report describes how the World Bank engages with investors on the SDGs and raises awareness for specific development challenges.


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. The World Bank Sustainable Development Bond Framework and the information set forth therein are not a part of, or incorporated by reference into, the offering documentation.

Net proceeds of the bonds described herein are not committed or earmarked for lending to, or financing of, any particular projects or programs, and returns on the bonds described herein are not linked to the performance of any particular project or program.


Heike Reichelt, Head of Investor Relations and Sustainable Finance
The World Bank Treasury


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