Auction announcement

Reopening of five-year Federal notes (Bundesobligationen - "Bobls") series 155 by auction

(PresseBox) ( Frankfurt, )
As already announced in the issue calendar for the fourth quarter of 2009, the Federal Government will reopen the

2.50 % five-year Federal notes series 155 of 2009 (2014)
ISIN DE0001141554 // WKN 114 155

on 28 October 2009, using an auction procedure. An increase of € 5 billion is envisaged for the issue (auction allotment and amount set aside for secondary market operations). The current volume of this series amounts to € 7 billion. Members of the Bund Issues Auction Group are entitled to bid.

Time schedule of the auction procedure:

Date of invitation to bid: Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Bidding period: Wednesday, 28 October 2009, from 8.00 a. m. until 11.00 a. m. Frankfurt time
Inclusion in stock exchange trading: Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Value date: Friday, 30 October 2009

Characteristics of the five-year Federal notes:

Maturity: 10 October 2014
Interest payment: annually on 10 October, interest has begun to accrue on 25 September 2009
First interest payment: 10 October 2010 for 380 days
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