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15. 5. 2017

Republic of Slovenia tap of the outstanding 1.250% notes due 22 March 2027 and tap of the outstanding 1.750% notes due 3 November 2040 - Mandate Awarded

Ljubljana, 15 May 2017 - The Republic of Slovenia, rated Baa3 (positive) / A (positive) / A- (stable), has mandated Barclays, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs International Bank and J.P. Morgan to lead manage increases of the outstanding 1.250% notes due 22 March 2027 (ISIN: SI0002103685) and the outstanding 1.750% notes due 3 November 2040 (ISIN: SI0002103677) Regulation S transactions in dematerialized registered form. The deal is expected to be launched in the near future, subject to market conditions. Relevant stabilisation (including FCA/ICMA) applies.

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