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August 23, 2018

Rentenbank: Promotional loans for machinery and buildings particularly in demand, wind energy financing faces headwinds

Frankfurt. In the first half of 2018, Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank extended low-interest special promotional loans of EUR 3.3 billion (H1 2017: EUR 3.6 billion). The decline was almost entirely attributable to a lower volume of wind turbine financing. In contrast, Germany’s development agency for agribusiness and rural areas saw growth in its Agribusiness and Rural Development promotional lines.

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April 23, 2018

Continued strong demand for Rentenbank’s promotional loans in 2017

- Fiscal year 2017: Wind energy booms

- First quarter of 2018: Growth in rural development loans, lower new business volume in wind energy

 

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January 25, 2018

Fiscal year 2017: Promotional lending for renewable energy gathers pace

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, based in Frankfurt am Main, reported continued high demand for its promotional loans in the fiscal year 2017. Germany’s development agency for agribusiness and rural areas saw its new promotional business nearly reach the prior year’s high level, totaling EUR 11.9 billion in 2017 (2016: EUR 12.4 billion). New business in special promotional loans amounted to EUR 7.4 billion (2016: EUR 7.7 billion). Renewable energy financing showed particularly strong growth.

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January 2, 2018

Rentenbank issues inaugural Kangaroo Renewable Energy Bond

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, Germany’s Development Agency for Agribusiness, issued its inaugural AUD 100 million Renewable Energy Bond placed exclusively with Mitsui Life Insurance Company Limited. The 15-year bond marks Rentenbank’s first Kangaroo issuance in Socially Responsible Investment (SRI).

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December 20, 2017

Dietmar Ilg joins Rentenbank's Board of Managing Directors

At its meeting today in Frankfurt, the Board of Supervisory Directors of Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank appointed Dietmar Ilg (53) as a new member of the Board of Managing Directors.

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December 12, 2017

Rentenbank expects 2018 funding volume of up to EUR 11 billion

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, based in Frankfurt am Main, expects a total issuance of up to EUR 11 billion with maturities of more than two years in 2018. Germany’s development agency for agribusiness and rural areas plans to raise up to 40% of its medium and long-term funding via benchmark bonds, with a minimum volume of EUR 1 billion or USD 1 billion each. The funding program will be complemented by other liquid issues and private placements in various currencies, especially in euros, US dollars, pound sterling, and Australian dollars.

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October 2, 2017

Rentenbank issues a new Renewable Energy Bond

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, Germany’s Development Agency for Agribusiness, issued a USD 50 million Renewable Energy Bond placed exclusively with Nippon Life Insurance Company (Nippon Life, Japan’s leading private life insurer). The ten-year bond marks Rentenbank’s first issuance for a non-European institutional investor in Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) private placement format.

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August 10, 2017

Rentenbank’s promotional business gains momentum as wind energy booms and agricultural markets stabilize

In the first half of 2017, Rentenbank extended low-interest special promotional loans of EUR 3.6 billion. Germany’s development agency for agribusiness and rural areas was thus able to increase its new business in special promotional loans by 7.8% compared to the same period in 2016. This was propelled by growth in the Renewable Energy promotional line, which saw its loan commitments double.

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May 24, 2017

More than 1,000 Kauri trees planted for Rentenbank’s New Zealand bonds

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, based in Frankfurt am Main, also raises funds in New Zealand’s domestic capital market. This so-called Kauri market is named after the largest native tree in New Zealand. Ten years ago, Germany’s development agency for agribusiness and rural areas issued its first Kauri bond of 275 million New Zealand dollars (NZD). This equals roughly EUR 170 million at the current exchange rate. Since its Kauri debut, Rentenbank has become a regular issuer in the NZD market. With almost NZD 4 billion (equivalent to roughly EUR 2.49 billion) Rentenbank is one of the most important issuers.

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April 26, 2017

Fiscal year 2016: Rentenbank’s promotional business at near-record high

- Fiscal year 2016: Special promotional loans and new issuance at near-record highs, increased operating profit under HGB and IFRS, improved capital ratios 

- First quarter 2017: Significantly higher demand for special promotional loans, successful issuance activities

 

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