Ireland Mandates Joint Lead Managers for 30-Year Syndicated Bond Sale

2 February 2015 – IRELAND, rated  Moody’s Baa1 (Stable), Standard and Poor’s A (Stable), Fitch Ratings A- (Stable), has mandated BARCLAYS, CITI, CREDIT AGRICOLE CIB, DANSKE BANK, DAVY, and THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND as joint lead managers for a forthcoming 30-year Euro Reg S benchmark transaction, maturing 18 February 2045. The syndicated transaction is expected to be launched and priced in the near future subject to market conditions.

FCA/ICMA stabilisation.