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Press releases 2014

December 16, 2014

Rentenbank plans to raise up to EUR 11 billion in 2015

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, based in Frankfurt/Main, expects its total funding volume with maturities of more than two years to reach up to EUR 11 billion in 2015, in line with the volume raised in 2014. "As we expect demand for our low-interest promotional loans to remain buoyant, our total volume of bond issuance is likely to be unchanged year on year. Thus, we are ensuring stable funding conditions throughout the agricultural sector, which is one of the most capital-intensive industries in Germany," commented Horst Reinhardt, Speaker of Rentenbank's Board of Managing Directors.The pr...

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October 26, 2014

ECB’s comprehensive assessment concluded with Rentenbank's equity ratios well above minimum requirements

The results of the comprehensive assessment carried out by the European Central Bank (ECB) show Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank's equity ratios will be significantly above the required minimum ratios until end of 2016 under both, baseline and stress assumptions. This was disclosed by the ECB today.In detail, Rentenbank's Common Equity Tier 1 ratio (CET1) until end of 2016 reaches at least 16.11 percent in the baseline scenario, and at least 12.89 percent in the adverse scenario. This means, that both ratios are comfortably above the required minimum ratios of the two scenarios, which are 8.0...

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August 7, 2014

Rentenbank: promotional loans for agriculture remaining at high level

First half of 2014 Special promotional loans: sharp rise in financings for renewable energies. Issuance activity: almost three quarters of medium- and long-term capital requirement for 2014 already met. Tier 1 capital ratio (17.0 percent) and total capital ratio (20.2 percent) based on EU Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) well above minimum requirements. Brisk demand for low-interest special promotional loans for the agricultural sector characterized business at Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, Frankfurt am Main, in the first half of 2014. An increased volume of new business in the Ren...

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April 28, 2014

Fiscal year 2013: Rentenbank's special promotional loans reach record level

Fiscal year 2013: Special promotional loans granted continue to grow, new issuance on the rise, promotional performance increases further, capital ratios improve again. First quarter 2014: Demand for special promotional loans increased significantly, successful issuance activity continued. The Board of Managing Directors of Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, Frankfurt/Main, is very satisfied with the business development in the current fiscal year 2014 as well as with the financial results for fiscal year 2013, as stated at the press conference on annual results of Germany's development agen...

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January 28, 2014

Fiscal year 2013 at Rentenbank: Record level of promotional loans for the agricultural sector

Demand for Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank's promotional loans has continued to rise on the back of low interest rates and favorable economic conditions in agricultural markets. Special promotional loans reached a record high, with new lending of €7.2 billion in 2013 (2012: €6.5 billion). "Through our promotional loans, we are helping to create low-interest and stable funding conditions for the entire agricultural sector. Our promotional business therefore supports the progressive and sustainable development of agriculture and rural areas," said Horst Reinhardt, Speaker of the Board of Manag...

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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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