Dear Mr Kumaran,


We would like to acknowledge receipt of your requests of 4 November 2015 to receive information on “what percentage of the covered bonds bought by ECB in 2014 and 2015 have been issued by banks (i) whose headquarters are in Germany and (ii) that are based in Ireland”.


For the reasons explained in the ECB’s response of 30 January 2015 to your public access request, detailed and disaggregated information on the above-mentioned purchases cannot be provided. As you may recall from earlier correspondence, aggregated quantitative information on the ECB’s active programmes can be found on the ECB’s website (see and in the ECB’s weekly financial statement (see


Yours sincerely,



Valérie Saintot

Deputy Head of Division

Directorate General Communications

Tel:  +49 69 1344 1300

E-mail: [email address]



-----Original Message-----

From: Ranjan Kumaran [mailto:ask+[email address]]

Sent: 04 November 2015 10:52

To: Secretariat Inbound e-mails

Subject: access to information request - ECB Corporate QE & Irish IFSC


Dear European Central Bank,


Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:


What per centage of the Covered Bonds bought by ECB in 2014 and 2015 were issued by Banks that are based in Ireland?


Yours faithfully,


Ranjan Kumaran




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