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Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill To Address Meeting Of U.S. Savings Bonds Volunteer Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 15, 2002

Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill will address the U.S. Savings Bonds Volunteer Committee and launch the 2002 savings bond campaign at noon, Thursday, January 17, 2002, at the St. Regis Hotel, 923 K Street N.W. Joining Secretary O'Neill will be Dr. Vance Coffman, Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation, who will chair the Committee in 2002, and Mr. Richard Carrion, President and CEO of Banco Popular, who headed up the 2001 effort.

Dr. Coffman and Mr. Carrion will be available to the media after the conclusion of the meeting at 1:45 p.m.

The committee, comprised of 52 leaders from the public and private sectors, including elected officials, senior executives from major corporations, and educators, coordinates the efforts of volunteers nationwide to encourage savings and to educate Americans about both Series EE and Series I U.S. Savings Bonds.

Television cameras should be in place by 11:45 a.m. The meeting room will be available for set-up beginning at 11:00 a.m. Media should check in on the Lower Lobby Level near the Chesapeake Room.