Ireland Mandates Joint Lead Managers for 7-Year Syndicated Bond Sale

6 January 2015 – THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, rated  Moody’s Baa1 (Stable), Standard and Poor’s A (Stable), Fitch Ratings A- (Stable), has mandated BARCLAYS, DAVY, HSBC, J.P. MORGAN, NOMURA and ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND as joint lead managers for a forthcoming 7-year Euro Reg S benchmark transaction, maturing 15 March 2022. The syndicated transaction is expected to be launched and priced in the near future subject to market conditions. FCA/ICMA stabilisation.