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Press releases 2011

December 19, 2011

Rentenbank plans to raise around EUR 10bn in 2012

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank plans to raise approximately EUR 10bn of medium- and long-term funding in 2012, slightly less than in 2011. This figure includes all transactions in the capital markets with maturities of more than two years. The development agency will raise up to 50% of this volume via benchmark transactions in medium-term maturities with a minimum volume of EUR/USD 1bn each. New issues and taps of AUD Kangaroo bonds will continue to be an important part of the long-term funding strategy, but on a smaller scale than in 2011. Tailor-made syndicated issues and private placemen...

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August 24, 2011

Favorable investment sentiment in the agricultural sector fuels demand for promotional loans

First half of 2011 Special promotional loans: loan commitments continue to rise; growth fueled by biogas, wind turbine installations and public-sector infrastructure measures; promotional loans for farm buildings, machinery and land purchases also increase. Liquidity assistance loans significantly below prior year level. Issuance activity: three quarters of medium and long-term funding requirements for 2011 have already been raised; U.S. dollar most important currency. Financial performance: net interest income and operating result (HGB and IFRS) at high prior-year level. IFRS measurement...

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April 11, 2011

Rentenbank achieves a good start into fiscal year 2011

- Promotional benefit and operating result remain on a high level - First quarter of 2011: Strong investment activity in the agricultural sector increases demand for special promotional loans in the area of traditional financing; demand for liquidity assistance loans declines significantly; new promotional loans for dioxin-affected agricultural businesses; strong issuing activity; operating result (HGB) at prior-year level Fiscal year 2010: Double-digit growth of special promotional loans; lower net interest income; group operating result (IFRS) at prior-year level; highly volatile IFRS me...

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January 17, 2011

Promotional lending volume and promotional benefit remain high in 2010 fiscal year

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank's business in 2010 was characterized by a continued strong demand for promotional loans while the bank's financial performance returned to normal levels. As capital expenditure in the agricultural sector started to pick up again, Germany's development agency for agribusiness continued to increase the promotional lending volume in 2010. According to initial calculations, the bank's portfolio of special promotional loans grew by 17.3 percent to €23 billion. "Our promotional strategy focuses on our special promotional loans that are granted at particularly low in...

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December 16, 2010

Rentenbank plans to raise around EUR 10bn in 2011

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank plans to raise approximately EUR 10bn of medium and long-term funding in 2011, slightly less than in 2010. This figure includes all transactions in the capital markets with maturities of more than two years. The development agency will issue up to four benchmark bonds in the coming year in medium-term maturities with a minimum volume of EUR/USD 1bn each. New issues and taps of AUD Kangaroo bonds are also of particular importance as part of the long-term funding strategy. Tailor-made syndicated issues and private placements in various currencies will complement...

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August 25, 2010

Rentenbank: sharp rise in promotional lending

Demand for special promotional loans up by around 32 %, growth fueled by renewable energies and liquidity assistance. Promotional loans for farm buildings and machinery also up. Strong issuance activity, sharp rise in share of international investors. Earnings are returning to normal, with operating result (German Commercial Code, HGB) lower than in 2009, but well above its pre-crisis level. IFRS measurement results remain very volatile. Total capital ratio rises to 25.3 %. In the first half of 2010, the key features of Rentenbank's performance were an increase in new business and a norma...

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April 26, 2010

Rentenbank's promotional lending continues to rise significantly in the first quarter of 2010

- Normalization of the earnings trend after two exceptionally good years - First quarter of 2010: Promotional loans granted at particularly low interest rates again significantly exceed the prior-year level; range of promotional lending for liquidity maintenance expanded; issuing business with a high ratio of international investors; operating result below prior-year level, but above the level achieved before the financial market crisis Fiscal year 2009: Promotional benefit funded by the bank's income exceeds that of record year 2008; total comprehensive income in accordance with IFRS ri...

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February 8, 2010

Rentenbank parts company with Dr. Marcus Dahmen

The advisory board of Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank has released Dr. Marcus Dahmen (44) from his duties as spokesman for the board of managing directors, a position he had held since October 2007. Gerd Sonnleitner, chairman of Rentenbank's advisory board, commented, "We regret that incompatible approaches to the future strategy of the promotional bank make it impossible for us to continue working with Dr. Dahmen. We wish him all the best for the future". Until further notice, Dr. Dahmen's duties will be carried out by Hans Bernhardt (52) and Dr. Horst Reinhardt (55), members of the board...

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January 18, 2010

Fiscal year 2009: Rentenbank reported again extraordinary results

- Promotional lending volume and promotional benefit grow significantly - During the second year of the financial market crisis, Rentenbank, Frankfurt am Main, continued to report an extraordinarily positive development in earnings with above-average growth rates. Against this background, Rentenbank continued to strongly expand its promotional activities in the fiscal year 2009. This was driven by the brisk new business in promotional loans for biogas and photovoltaic facilities and a strong demand for liquidity assistance loans launched jointly with the German federal government and the...

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December 10, 2009

Rentenbank plans to keep the Kangaroo market as a strategic source of funding in 2010

Rentenbank, Germany's agency for agribusiness, today announced its plans for the Australian Dollar domestic market in 2010. Rentenbank remains committed to issuing in the Kangaroo market. New issue volume will be in line with previous years. Plans include new issues and well supported increases of outstanding transactions, underpinning the strategic approach to this market. The agency will focus on the five to seven year part of the curve reflecting investor demand. Outstanding A$ MTN issues have an aggregate volume of A$ 5.7bn making Rentenbank the 3rd largest Kangaroo issuer. The borrow...

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