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COMMERZBANK AG - Pre-stab North-Rhine Westfalia USD benchmark 2022

Pre-Stabilisation notice

July 15, 2019

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German State of North Rhine-Westphalia USD Benchmark senior, unsecured due 2022

Pre-Stabilisation Notice

Commerzbank AG (contact: Daniela Olt-Farrelly; telephone: -49 69 136 23492) hereby announces, as Stabilisation Coordinator, that the Stabilising Managers named below may stabilise the offer of the following securities in accordance with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU Regulation 596/2014).

The security to be stabilised:
Issuer: German State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Guarantor (if any): none
Aggregate nominal amount: USD benchmark
Description: Fixed rate RegS bearer bonds
Offer price: tbc after pricing
Other offer terms: Maturity 25 July 2022, payment date 25 July 2019, denoms 100k/100k, listing Luxembourg
Stabilisation Coordinator:
Stabilising Managers:
Commerzbank AG
BMO Capital Markets
J.P. Morgan
TD Securities
Stabilisation period expected to start on: 15th July 2019
Stabilisation period expected to end on:   no later than 30 days after the proposed issue date of the securities
Existence, maximum size and conditions of use of over-allotment facility. The Stabilising Managers may over-allot the securities to the extent permitted in accordance with applicable law.
Stabilisation trading venue: Luxembourg regulated markets

In connection with the offer of the above securities, the Stabilising Manager(s) may over-allot the securities or effect transactions with a view to supporting the market price of the securities during the stabilisation period at a level higher than that which might otherwise prevail. However, stabilisation may not necessarily occur and and any stabilisation action, if begun, may cease at any time Any stabilisation action or over-allotment shall be conducted in accordance with all applicable laws and rules.

This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an invitation or offer to underwrite, subscribe for or otherwise acquire or dispose of any securities of the Issuer in any jurisdiction.

This announcement is not for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States or any other jurisdiction in which such distribution would be unlawful.