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Public Debt Announces Activity For Securities In The STRIPS Program For February 1999

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 4, 1999

The Bureau of the Public Debt announced activity figures for the month of February 1999, of securities within the Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities program (STRIPS).

In Thousands
Principal Outstanding (Eligible Securities) $1,656,965,719
Held in Unstripped Form $1,438,321,876
Held in Stripped Form $218,643,843
Reconstituted in February $11,842,788

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 VI of the Monthly Statement of the Public Debt, entitled “Holdings of Treasury Securities in Stripped Form.”

The STRIPS data, along with the new Monthly Statement of the Public Debt Summary, is available on Public Debt's Internet homepage at: www.treasurydirect.gov. A wide range of information about the public debt and U.S. Treasury securities is also available on the homepage.