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Treasury's Inflation-Indexed Securities March Reference CPI Numbers and Daily Index Ratios

February 24, 1998

Public Debt announced today the reference Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers and the daily index ratios for the month of March for the following Treasury inflation-indexed securities: (1) the 10-year 3-3/8% notes due January 15, 2007, (2) the 5-year 3-5/8% notes due July 15, 2002, and (3) the 10-year 3-5/8% notes due January 15, 2008. This information is based on the non-seasonally adjusted U.S. City Average All Items Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor.

In addition to the publication of the reference CPI's (Ref CPI) and index ratios, this release provides the non- seasonally adjusted CPI-U for the prior three-month period.

This information is available through the Treasury's Office of Public Affairs automated fax system by calling 202-622-2040 and requesting document number 2246. The information for the 10-Year 3-3/8% notes due January 15, 2007, 10-Year 3-5/8% notes due January 15, 2008, and the 5-Year 3-5/8% notes due July 15, 2002 is available on the Internet at Public Debt's web site.

The information for April is expected to be released on March 19, 1998.

Contact: Office of Financing