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Public Debt Announces Activity for Securities in the STRIPS Program For August 2003

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 5. 2003

The Bureau of the Public Debt announced activity for the month of August 2003, of securities within the Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities program (STRIPS).

In Thousands
Principal Outstanding (Eligible Securities) $2,396,789,307
Held in Unstripped Form $2,223,515,972
Held in Stripped Form $173,273,335
Reconstituted in August $21,116,884

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, available on Public Debt's Internet site at: www.treasurydirect.gov. A wide range of information about the public debt and Treasury securities is also available at the site.