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Public Debt Announces Activity for Securities in the STRIPS Program for December 2000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 5, 2001

The Bureau of the Public Debt announced activity for the month of December 2000, of securities within the Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities program (STRIPS).

In Thousands
Principal Outstanding (Eligible Securities) $2,194,221,217
Held in Unstripped Form $2,010,688,617
Held in Stripped Form $183,532,600
Reconstituted in December $15,868,907

The accompanying table, gives a breakdown of STRIPS activity by individual loan description. The balances in this table are subject to audit and subsequent revision. These monthly figures are included in Table V of the Monthly Statement of the Public Debt, entitled “Holdings of Treasury Securities in Stripped Form.”

The STRIPS table, along with the new Monthly Statement of the Public Debt, is available on Public Debt's Internet homepage at: www.treasurydirect.gov. A wide range of information about Public Debt and Treasury Securities is also available on the homepage.