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Press releases 2013

December 17, 2013

Rentenbank plans to raise again around €10 billion in 2014

For 2014, Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank expects the volume of its funding with terms in excess of two years to be around €10 billion. Rentenbank's medium and long-term funding requirement is therewith similar to previous year's level. "Investors appreciate the reliability with which Rentenbank executes its funding program. The fact that our funding requirement has remained stable at €10 billion to €12 billion for many years highlights the continuity and the predictability of our funding activities," noted Horst Reinhardt, Speaker of the Board of Managing Directors of Rentenbank. The promo...

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November 7, 2013

Rentenbank: Joachim Rukwied new Chairman of the Advisory Board

Joachim Rukwied (52), president of the German Farmers' Association (DBV), today was elected chairman by the Advisory Board of Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank. He succeeds Gerd Sonnleitner (65), honorary president of the DBV, who held the chairmanship since 1998 and was a member of the Advisory Board since 1992. Rukwied's deputy is Federal Minister Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich, MdB (56), Acting Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV), who succeeded Ilse Aigner (48) on the Advisory Board of Rentenbank on 1 October 2013. Aigner resigned from her office at BMELV on 30 S...

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August 28, 2013

First half of 2013: Rentenbank's promotional loans granted to the agricultural sector continue to rise

Special promotional loans: commitments for farm buildings, machinery and land purchases grow at double-digit rates, promotional loans for renewable energies below prior-year level. Issuance activity: more than half of the medium and long-term funding requirement for 2013 has already been raised, U.S. dollar most important currency. Capital ratios improve: total capital ratio: 31.7%, core capital ratio: 25.6%.  The business trend of Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, Frankfurt/Main, during the first half of 2013 was characterized by a buoyant demand for low-interest special promotional l...

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April 22, 2013

Fiscal year 2012: Rentenbank's special promotional loans reach new record level

Fiscal year 2012: special promotional loans granted continue to rise, net interest income influenced by wider margins, Group's operating result (IFRS) above prior-year level, capital ratios improve further (core capital ratio: 21.3%; total capital ratio: 27.5%).  First quarter of 2013: demand for special promotional loans almost on prior-year level, successful issuance activities.  The Board of Managing Directors of Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, Frankfurt/Main, is very satisfied with the business development in the current fiscal year 2013 as well as with the financial results...

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March 22, 2013

New appointment

On March 22, 2013, the Board of Managing Directors of Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank - Germany's development agency for agribusiness - appointed Dr. Horst Reinhardt (58) as its speaker. The decision was made in agreement with the chairman of the Advisory Board, Gerd Sonnleitner, and will be effective April 1, 2013. After training as a bank apprentice and completing studys in economics at the University of Bonn, Dr. Reinhardt received an MBA from the University of Georgia, Athens, USA, and later on a doctorate in economics from the University of Bonn. Dr. Reinhardt began his professional car...

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January 23, 2013

Rentenbank Fiscal Year 2012: Further growth of promotional loans for the agricultural sector

Demand for special promotional loans from the promotional bank for agribusiness increased again, due to improved economic conditions on the agricultural markets and interest rates at a historically low level. With new commitments of € 6.5 billion (2011: € 6.3 billion), special promotional loans reached a new record level in 2012. According to initial calculations, the bank's loan portfolio in this promotional segment grew by 12.7 % to € 30.2 billion (€ 26.8 billion). Low-interest loans in the fields of "Agriculture" and "Agribusiness" were in particularly high demand, each growing by over 4...

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December 13, 2012

Rentenbank plans to raise around EUR 10bn in 2013

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank plans to raise EUR 10bn of medium and long-term funds with maturities above two years in 2013. Rentenbank's funding requirements are therewith similar to previous year's level. The development agency for agribusiness 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. Tailor-made syndicated issues and private placements in various currencies will complement the strateg...

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September 13, 2012

Imke Ettori appointed as new member of Rentenbank's Board of Managing Directors

In its meeting today, the Advisory Board of Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank appointed Ms. Imke Ettori (46) as a new member of the Board of Managing Directors. As of January 1, 2013, she will be responsible for Rentenbank's Credit Risk Management and Operations Financial Markets as a divisional board member and will serve as a full member of the Board of Managing Directors from September 1, 2014. After a bank traineeship at BfG Berlin, graduating in Business Administration at Freie Universität Berlin and various positions held at banks in Berlin, Munich, New York, Paris, and London, Imke Et...

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August 27, 2012

Promotional loans for the agricultural sector continue to reflect strong investment activity

First half of 2012: Special promotional loans: loan commitments for farm buildings, machinery and land purchases grow at double-digit rates, promotional loans for renewable energies significantly below prior-year level, share at approx. 30%. Issuance activity: two thirds of the medium and long-term funding requirement for 2012 have already been raised, Euro most important currency. Financial performance: net interest income and operating result (in accordance with German Commercial Code [HGB] and IFRS) increased. IFRS measurement results positive, but remaining highly volatile. Core capita...

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April 23, 2012

Rentenbank posts solid results and introduces new promotional loans in 2012

First quarter of 2012: Demand for special promotional loans rises, new promotional loans for wind turbine installations and broadband connections in rural areas, strong issuance activity, operating result (HGB and IFRS) significantly above prior-year level, positive measurement results. Fiscal year 2011: Double-digit growth of special promotional loan volume, net interest income influenced by increasing margins, Group operating result (IFRS) slightly below prior year, negative IFRS measurement results, capital ratios continue to improve (core capital ratio: 16.7%, total capital ratio: 25.7...

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