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Press releases 2016

December 13, 2016

Rentenbank expects 2017 funding volume of up to EUR 12 billion

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, based in Frankfurt am Main, expects a total issuance of up to EUR 12 billion with maturities of more than two years in 2017. The medium and long-term funding volume will thus remain broadly flat compared to the current financial year. Germany’s development agency for agribusiness plans to raise up to 40% of its medium and long-term funding via benchmark bonds, with a minimum volume of EUR 1 billion or USD 1 billion each. The funding program will be complemented by other liquid issues and private placements in various currencies, especially in euros, US dollar...

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September 30, 2016

Imke Ettori to leave Rentenbank

Ms. Imke Ettori will step down from the Board of Managing Directors of Rentenbank by mutual agreement with the Supervisory Board of Rentenbank, with effect as of September 30, 2016. With her many years of experience in the lending business, Ms. Ettori was responsible for Credit Risk Management and Operations Financial Markets. Joachim Rukwied, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rentenbank, said: “The departure is by best mutual agreement. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Ms. Ettori for her successful endeavors. While we regret Ms. Ettori’s leaving, we wish her all the very b...

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August 11, 2016

Rentenbank: Promotional business dampened by weak agricultural markets

First half of 2016 Frankfurt. The subdued performance of agricultural markets is reflected in the interim results of Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank. For the first half of 2016, Germany’s development agency for agribusiness reported a new business volume of EUR 3.4 billion in low-interest special promotional loans, down 6.9% year-on-year. Due to the challenging market environment faced by many agricultural enterprises, liquidity assistance loans remained high in demand. Their volume amounted to EUR 89.5 million in the first six months of 2016. “Our business is of course affected by the diffi...

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April 26, 2016

Fiscal year 2015: Rentenbank’s special promotional loans at record level

Fiscal year 2015: Special promotional loans and new issuance at record level, slight decrease in IFRS operating result, improved capital ratios. First quarter 2016: Sustained high demand for special promotional loans, successful new issuances. Today in Frankfurt am Main, the Board of Managing Directors of Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank – Germany’s development agency for agribusiness – expressed its satisfaction with the bank’s performance in 2015 at the press conference on annual results. “New business in special promotional loans reached a record high of EUR 7.8 billion. The...

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January 28, 2016

Fiscal year 2015 at Rentenbank: Record demand for promotional loans

Frankfurt am Main – According to preliminary figures, Rentenbank reported a peak in demand for its promotional loans. Despite the challenging economic situation in agriculture, new business in low-interest special promotional loans was up 13.8 % year on year, reaching a new record high of EUR 7.8 billion in 2015. However, demand for loans to ensure the liquidity of agricultural enterprises was also on the rise. For the first time in five years, the volume of the liquidity assistance loans is again in the triple-digit million range, amounting to EUR 345.2 million. Total new promotional busin...

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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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