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11 August 2021

Rentenbank first half 2021 - robust demand for loans in the Agriculture and Renewable Energy promotional lines

Frankfurt. Rentenbank saw a significant increase in demand for promotional loans in its Agriculture promotional line in the first six months of 2021. This can be attributed to the Agriculture Investment Programme which Rentenbank set up on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). The programme combines special promotional loans for agriculture with grants from the BMEL for investments in environmentally and resource friendly technologies.

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28 April 2021

Rentenbank - significant demand for promotional loans

- New impetus from programmes for agriculture and forestry, instigated by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

- Green Bond Benchmark makes its debut

- Rentenbank enhances its resilience despite pandemic

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13 April 2021

Rentenbank and TechQuartier launch fourth bootcamp for startups in agribusiness

Frankfurt. Rentenbank, Germany’s development agency for agribusiness and rural areas, and the Frankfurt-based innovation center TechQuartier are again hosting a 3-day bootcamp for startups. Applications can be submitted until 3 May 2021 at

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29 January 2021

Fiscal Year 2020 – Strong promotional business for Rentenbank, fresh impetus for sustainable growth, enhanced resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

Frankfurt. Rentenbank can look back at 2020 as a year of strong promotional business. Germany’s development agency for agribusiness and rural areas has increased its new promotional business to EUR 11.2 billion. Its new business in low interest special promotional loans achieved EUR 6 billion. Business in the Rural Development promotional line increased most markedly. Rentenbank created fresh impetus for sustainable growth through two programmes initiated by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture for the agricultural and forestry sectors. Even during COVID-19 pandemic, exceptionally high capital and collateralisation ratios underline the Bank’s resilience.

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18 December 2020

Rentenbank schedules total funding volume of up to EUR 11 billion in 2021.

Frankfurt. After a very successful 2020, Rentenbank anticipates its total funding volume for 2021 to be up to EUR 11 billion with maturities of more than two years.

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12 October 2020

In the Land of Wildcats and Giant Trees

Frankfurt. Nature conservation is a priority at Buchenborn Forest near Friedberg-Ockstadt in Hesse, Germany. For four years, the Institute for Federal Real Estate (BImA) has been running numerous projects aimed at promoting biodiversity and species conservation with Rentenbank. The partners have had their work commended as a UN Decade Project. Oliver Conz, the undersecretary to the Hessian Ministry for the Environment, symbolically handed over the ‘Tree of Diversity’ to BImA board member Paul Johannes Fietz and Nikola Steinbock, divisional board member for Promotional Business at Rentenbank.

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1 October 2020

Spoontainable wins Rentenbank startup prize with edible ice cream spoons

Frankfurt. With their edible ice cream spoons, Spoontainable has won the highly prized Rentenbank Startup Award of EUR 5,000 for 2020.

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15 September 2020

Rentenbank launches its first benchmark Green Bond to record demand

Frankfurt. Rentenbank has successfully placed its first publicly listed Green Bond. With a maturity of 7 years, the benchmark bond’s issuance volume was set at EUR 1.75 billion. The demand was just under EUR 4 billion. ‘The record demand for a Rentenbank bond shows how buoyant this market segment currently is,’ said Horst Reinhardt, Chairman of the Management Board at Rentenbank, Germany’s development agency for agribusiness and rural areas. Investors for whom sustainability goals are an explicit mainstay of their investment strategy benefitted from an increased allocation quota.

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4 August 2020

Rentenbank proves a reliable funding partner with robust performance amid pandemic

Frankfurt. Rentenbank’s first six months of 2020 were characterised by the coronavirus pandemic. Germany’s development agency for agribusiness and rural areas opened up its Liquidity Assistance Programme to affected enterprises and has introduced a guarantee programme in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The demand for Rentenbank low interest promotional loans remained steady. Total new promotional business rose by 15.6% to EUR 6.8 billion. Capital ratios, collateralisation and quality of the lending portfolio as well as the efficiency of Rentenbank’s banking operations remained constantly high.

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10 July 2020

Nikola Steinbock to be new member of the Management Board at Rentenbank

Frankfurt. At a meeting in Frankfurt am Main, Rentenbank’s Supervisory Board appointed Nikola Steinbock (51) as a new member of the Management Board.

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