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PRESS RELEASEApril 17, 2024

World Bank Prices a NOK 3 Billion Floating Rate Sustainable Development Bond

WASHINGTON D.C., April 17, 2024 – The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) today priced a 3 billion Norwegian krone-denominated floating rate Sustainable Development Bond that matures on October 26, 2029.

The bond offers a quarterly coupon of 3-month NIBOR + 19 bps and was priced at 100%. Nordea acted as sole lead manager for the transaction.

The bonds were placed with Norwegian investors, with banks representing the majority share of allocations at 74%, followed by central banks and official institutions at 24%. The remainder was placed with insurance companies, pension funds and others.

Andrea Dore, Head of Funding, World Bank Treasury, said, "The impressive size of this Sustainable Development Bond underscores the Norwegian investor community's interest in a liquid, highly rated product as well as the continued support for the World Bank's mission to end poverty on a livable planet."

Kamal Grossard-Amin, Head of SSA Origination, Nordea, said, “We want to congratulate IBRD for their first NOK transaction in 2024. Parring the tightest NOK SSA transaction in the 5.5-year tenor year to date, despite recent geopolitical uncertainty, is a true testament of IBRD’s reputation among the Norwegian investor community.”

Transaction Summary


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

Issuer rating:

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




NOK 3,000,000,000

Settlement date:

April 26, 2024

Maturity date:

October 26, 2029

Issue price:


Issue yield:

3-month NIBOR + 19 bps


NOK 10,000


3-month NIBOR + 19 bps


Luxembourg Stock Exchange



Clearing system:


Lead manager:


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

Net proceeds of the securities described herein are not committed or earmarked for lending to, or financing of, any particular projects or programs. Payments on the securities described herein are not funded by any project or program.


Heike Reichelt, World Bank Treasury




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