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18 December 2020

Rentenbank schedules total funding volume of up to EUR 11 billion in 2021.

Frankfurt. After a very successful 2020, Rentenbank anticipates its total funding volume for 2021 to be up to EUR 11 billion with maturities of more than two years.

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12 October 2020

In the Land of Wildcats and Giant Trees

Frankfurt. Nature conservation is a priority at Buchenborn Forest near Friedberg-Ockstadt in Hesse, Germany. For four years, the Institute for Federal Real Estate (BImA) has been running numerous projects aimed at promoting biodiversity and species conservation with Rentenbank. The partners have had their work commended as a UN Decade Project. Oliver Conz, the undersecretary to the Hessian Ministry for the Environment, symbolically handed over the ‘Tree of Diversity’ to BImA board member Paul Johannes Fietz and Nikola Steinbock, divisional board member for Promotional Business at Rentenbank.

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1 October 2020

Spoontainable wins Rentenbank startup prize with edible ice cream spoons

Frankfurt. With their edible ice cream spoons, Spoontainable has won the highly prized Rentenbank Startup Award of EUR 5,000 for 2020.

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15 September 2020

Rentenbank launches its first benchmark Green Bond to record demand

Frankfurt. Rentenbank has successfully placed its first publicly listed Green Bond. With a maturity of 7 years, the benchmark bond’s issuance volume was set at EUR 1.75 billion. The demand was just under EUR 4 billion. ‘The record demand for a Rentenbank bond shows how buoyant this market segment currently is,’ said Horst Reinhardt, Chairman of the Management Board at Rentenbank, Germany’s development agency for agribusiness and rural areas. Investors for whom sustainability goals are an explicit mainstay of their investment strategy benefitted from an increased allocation quota.

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4 August 2020

Rentenbank proves a reliable funding partner with robust performance amid pandemic

Frankfurt. Rentenbank’s first six months of 2020 were characterised by the coronavirus pandemic. Germany’s development agency for agribusiness and rural areas opened up its Liquidity Assistance Programme to affected enterprises and has introduced a guarantee programme in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The demand for Rentenbank low interest promotional loans remained steady. Total new promotional business rose by 15.6% to EUR 6.8 billion. Capital ratios, collateralisation and quality of the lending portfolio as well as the efficiency of Rentenbank’s banking operations remained constantly high.

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10 July 2020

Nikola Steinbock to be new member of the Management Board at Rentenbank

Frankfurt. At a meeting in Frankfurt am Main, Rentenbank’s Supervisory Board appointed Nikola Steinbock (51) as a new member of the Management Board.

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30 April 2020

Rentenbank - following a successful 2019, the focus for 2020 is on corona relief

Frankfurt. 2019 saw Rentenbank’s new promotional business increase at EUR 10.6 billion, slightly above the prior-year level. The special promotional loans business which forms part of it dwindled, mainly because new business in the Renewable Energy promotional line dropped significantly. However, the German development agency for agribusiness and rural areas was in a position to expand its activities within its core area of agriculture.

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30 January 2020

Fiscal Year 2019 – Increase in new promotional business for agriculture

Frankfurt. Rentenbank can look back at 2019 as a year for strong promotional business. Within its core Agriculture promotional line, Rentenbank saw new business in its attractive low-interest special promotional loans increase by 2.7%. By contrast, the Renewable Energy promotional line experienced a decline. As a result, new business in special promotional loans dropped overall by around 10% to EUR 6.0 billion. Nevertheless, Rentenbank increased its total new promotional business by nearly 3% to EUR 10.6 billion.

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