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Bureau Of The Public Debt Announces Series EE Savings Bond Rate For November 2000 Through April 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 1, 2000

The Bureau of the Public Debt announced today the rate for Series EE savings bonds issued on or after May 1, 1997.

SERIES EE SAVINGS BOND RATE: 5.54%

The 5.54 percent Series EE savings bond rate is in effect for bonds issued on or after May 1, 1997, that enter semiannual earnings periods from November 2000 through April 2001. The rate is 90 percent of the average 5-year Treasury securities yields for the preceding six months. A new interest rate is announced effective each May 1 and November 1. A 3-month interest penalty is applied to these bonds if redeemed before five years. The Series EE bonds on sale now increase in value monthly. The bond's interest rate is compounded semiannually.

SERIES EE BONDS ISSUED BEFORE MAY 1997

The 5.23 percent Long-Term Series EE savings bond rate is in effect for bonds issued from May 1995 through April 1996 as they enter semiannual earnings periods from November 2000 through April 2001. The 5.36 percent Short-Term Series EE savings bond rate is in effect for bonds issued from May 1996 through April 1997 for bonds that enter semiannual earnings periods from November 2000 through April 2001. See the Earnings Report for earnings on Series EE bonds issued from January 1980.

MATURED SERIES E SAVINGS BONDS AND SAVINGS NOTES

Series E savings bonds continue to reach final maturity and stop earning interest. Bonds issued from May 1941 through October 1960 along with those issued from December 1965 through October 1970, have stopped earning interest. All Savings Notes, issued from May 1967 through October 1970, have stopped earning interest. Series E Bonds with issue dates shown here will reach final maturity in the next six months.

E-Bond Issue Dates E-Bonds Stop Earning Interest
November 1960 through April 1961 November 2000 through April 2001
November 1970 through April 1971 November 2000 through April 2001

MORE INFORMATION

Information about savings bonds is available at Public Debt's website at www.savingsbonds.gov. Check out our new Savings Bond Calculator to see how easy it is to find out what your bonds are worth, what they're earning, and even keep track of them. Or, download the free Savings Bond Wizard to keep track of your savings bond portfolio. The Earnings Report, which contains rate and yield information for bonds is available by mail. Send a postcard asking for “Earnings Report” to Bureau of the Public Debt, 200 Third Street, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328.