Invitation to bid by auction

Reopening of Federal Treasury notes

(PresseBox) ( Frankfurt am Main, )
For the account of the Federal Government, the German Finance Agency, through Deutsche Bundesbank, will reopen the

1 % Federal Treasury notes of 2010 (2012)
due on 16 March 2012
annual coupon date 16 March
interest has begun to accrue on 19 February 2010
first interest payment on 16 March 2011 for 390 days
ISIN DE0001137297 // SIN 113 729

launched on 17 February 2010, using an auction procedure. An increase of € 6 billion is envisaged for the issue (including amount set aside for secondary market operations). The current volume amounts to € 7 billion.

Members of the Bund Issues Auction Group are entitled to bid. Bids must be for a par value of not less than € 1 million or an integral multiple thereof. The price bids must be expressed in terms of a full 0.005 percentage point. Noncompetitive bids are possible. The bids accepted by the issuer will be allotted at the price bid. Noncompetitive bids are filled at the weighted average price of the bids accepted. The right to scale down bids is reserved.

Time schedule of the auction procedure:

Bidding period: Wednesday, 10 March 2010, from 8.00 a. m. until 11.00 a. m. Frankfurt time

Inclusion in stock exchange trading: Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Value date: Friday, 12 March 2010

Settlement: delivery versus paymentsettlement in the nighttime processing of Clearstream Banking AG Frankfurt, beginning on the eve of the value date

In addition, the Auction rules, the Special terms and conditions of the Deutsche Bundesbank for auctions of Federal securities using the Bund Bidding System (BBS) and the Issue terms for Federal securities shall apply.
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