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Ireland Sovereign Green Bond 12 Year Mandate Announcement

9 October 2018 – IRELAND, rated Standard & Poor’s A+ (Stable), Moody’s A2 (Stable), Fitch Ratings A+ (Stable), has mandated BARCLAYS, BNP PARIBAS, CITI, DANSKE BANK, HSBC, J.P. MORGAN, as joint lead managers for a forthcoming inaugural long 12-year Euro RegS green benchmark transaction, maturing 18 March 2031. The proceeds will be used in accordance with the Irish Sovereign Green Bond (ISGB) Framework. The syndicated transaction is expected to be launched and priced in the near future subject to market conditions. FCA/ICMA stabilisation. The target market for the Bond is eligible counterparties, professional clients and retail clients (all channels for distribution), each as defined in MIFID II.