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Press releases 2015

December 18, 2015

Rentenbank plans to raise up to EUR 12 billion in 2016

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, based in Frankfurt/Main, expects its total volume of funding with maturities of more than two years to reach up to EUR 12 billion in 2016. This is roughly in line with the volume raised this year. Germany's development agency for agribusiness plans to raise around 40 % of its total volume by issuing medium and long-term benchmark bonds with a minimum volume of EUR 1 billion or USD 1 billion each. Strategic bond issues are to be supplemented by other liquid issues and private placements in various currencies, especially in EUR, USD (US dollars) and AUD (A...

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August 19, 2015

Rentenbank: Record level of new promotional loans and successful issuance activity

First half of 2015 The agricultural sector's brisk demand for promotional loans was the determining factor in the operating performance of Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, Frankfurt am Main, in the first half of 2015. The promotional bank's business in low-interest special promotional loans hit a new record level despite the more subdued performance of agricultural markets. Rentenbank's international issuance activities were also highly successful in the first six months of this year. "In the first half of 2015, we raised medium- and long-term funding of EUR 8.4 billion in the capital market...

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July 23, 2015

Special promotional loans at record level in first half of 2015

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, Frankfurt/Main, unexpectedly reported strong demand for its special promotional loans for the agricultural sector and rural areas in the first six months of 2015. "Despite the more sluggish performance of agricultural markets, we continued to expand our promotional business by offering our attractive and carefully targeted financing packages. We believe that the second-quarter rise in interest rates persuaded some of our end-borrowers to bring forward the timing of their financing," explained Horst Reinhardt, Speaker of Rentenbank's Board of Managing Director...

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April 27, 2015

Fiscal year 2014: Rentenbank’s special promotional loans close to prior year’s record level

Fiscal year 2014: Significant increase in special promotional loans for wind power, new issuance on the rise, increase in IFRS-operating result, capital ratios far in excess of regulatory requirements. First quarter 2015: Increase in demand for special promotional loans, successful issuance activity. The Board of Managing Directors of Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, Frankfurt/Main, Germany's development agency for agribusiness, stated its full satisfaction with the financial results for 2014 at the bank's press conference on annual results. "With EUR 6.9 billion of new commitments in the...

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January 29, 2015

Fiscal year 2014 at Rentenbank: Sharp rise in promotional loans for renewable energies

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, Frankfurt am Main, reported strong growth in demand for its promotional loans for renewable energies. This was particularly true of financing for wind turbines, which was up by a substantial 80 percent. However, special promotional loans business in total contracted slightly in 2014 compared with the record year seen in 2013. This was partly attributable to falling demand for global loans from promotional banks of federal states."By offering finance at favorable interest rates, we are helping the entire agricultural sector to remain competitive, make progress...

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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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