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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 6, 2000

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

In Thousands
Principal Outstanding (Eligible Securities) $1,976,895,180
Held in Unstripped Form $1,788,931,399
Held in Stripped Form $187,963,781
Reconstituted in October $16,861,870

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.