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Public Debt Announces Activity For Securities In The STRIPS Program For October 1998

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 5, 1998

The Bureau of the Public Debt announced activity figures for the month of October 1998, of securities within the Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities program (STRIPS).

In Thousands
Principal Outstanding (Eligible Securities) $1,504,081,076
Held in Unstripped Form $1,276,091,109
Held in Stripped Form $227,989,967
Reconstituted in October $16,659,298

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.

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