Promotional Bank for North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia is located in the heart of Europe and in the centre of Germany; in terms of population and economic strength, North Rhine-Westphalia is Germany’s largest federal state and internationally comparable with the Netherlands. The economy is characterised by small and medium-sized enterprises and has a high degree of heterogeneity. Important sectors are chemicals, pharmaceuticals, energy, logistics, telecommunications and retail.

Executive Summary of NRW.BANK

  • NRW.BANK is the second largest promotional institution in Germany.

  • It benefits from an explicit guarantee of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

  • Outstanding liabilities have “solva 0 status” (which means that they do not have to be backed by equity).

  • Under Basel III, liabilities are classified as HQLA / Level 1 Asset.

  • As the promotional bank for North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW.BANK does not aim to maximise its profits and retains its profits.

  • Insolvency proceedings with respect to the Bank’s assets are not permissible.

NRW.BANK in 60 seconds

NRW.BANK is the promotional bank of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Its mission is to support its owner – the state of North Rhine-Westphalia – in the completion of its structural and economic policy tasks. In its three promotional fields “Economy”, “Housing” and “Infrastructure/Municipalities”, NRW.BANK uses a wide range of promotion tools – from low-interest promotion loans to equity financing to promotional advisory services. It cooperates with all banks and savings banks based in NRW on a competition-neutral basis.


NRW.BANK’s Funding Strategy

The overarching funding principle is to respond only to genuine demand. In this context, NRW.BANK always ensures a fair balance of interests between all parties involved. The bonds usually have appreciation potential in the secondary market.  

Moreover, NRW.BANK’s funding strategy is aimed at maximum diversification of the investor base. This ensures access to the market and thus to liquidity at all times. This makes NRW.BANK a reliable issuer not only in its EUR home market but also in USD, GDP and AUD. In addition to its currency strategy, NRW.BANK supports the development of niche markets – it provides the market with fresh impetus for green and social bonds. NRW.BANK has the flexibility to also cater to individual investment wishes.

NRW.BANK has bond issue programmes for funding in the national and international capital markets.

See the details page for further information.

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NRW.BANK.Green Bond

The NRW.BANK.Green Bond is used to refinance environmentally friendly projects in NRW such as renewable energies. These projects comply with the EU taxonomy (TEG), while the Green Bond meets the strict EU Green Bond Standard (TEG).

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NRW.BANK.Social Bond

The NRW.BANK.Social Bond refinances amongst other things promotional projects in North Rhine-Westphalia that do have a positive impact on society and serve, for instance, to secure and create jobs. 

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Ratings of the Federal State and NRW.BANK

A rating report for NRW.BANK is on one table.

Both NRW.BANK and the State of NRW, as its guarantor, regularly receive good ratings. See the details page for all the relevant details.

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Our expert Dr. Frank Richter will be pleased to answer any questions you may have with regard to investor relations.

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Frank Richter

  • Head of Investor Relations
  • Capital markets

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The Financial Calendar of NRW.BANK

The financial calendar gives you an overview of all relevant events of NRW.BANK in the coming months.

Date Event

November 9, 2021

Publication of the promotional result for the third quarter

December 6, 2021

Meeting of the Board of Guarantors

March 15, 2022

Communication of the promotional figures and the 2021 balance sheet

August 30, 2022

Publication of the promotional result for the second quarter

November 8, 2022

Publication of the promotional result for the third quarter

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