Ireland Mandates Joint Lead Managers for 20-Year Syndicated Bond Sale

3 January 2017 – IRELAND, rated  Moody’s A3 (Positive), Standard and Poor’s A+ (Stable), Fitch Ratings A (Stable), has mandated BARCLAYS, CANTOR FITZGERALD, DANSKE BANK, HSBC, J.P. MORGAN and MORGAN STANLEY as joint lead managers for a forthcoming 20-year Euro Reg S benchmark transaction, maturing 15 May 2037. The syndicated transaction is expected to be launched and priced in the near future subject to market conditions. FCA/ICMA stabilization.