Ireland Mandates Joint Lead Managers for 10-Year Syndicated Bond Sale

6 January 2014 – The Republic of Ireland (rated Moody’s Ba1 (Stable), Standard and Poor’s BBB+ (Positive), Fitch Ratings BBB+ (Stable)) has mandated BARCLAYS, CITI, DANSKE BANK, DAVY, DEUTSCHE BANK and MORGAN STANLEY as joint lead managers for a forthcoming 10-year euro benchmark transaction. The syndicated transaction is expected to be launched and priced in the near future, subject to market conditions. FCA/ICMA stabilisation.