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Public Debt Announces Activity for Securities in the Strips Program for March 1997

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 4, 1997

Treasury's Bureau of the Public Debt announced activity figures for the month of March 1997, of securities within the Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities program (STRIPS).

In Thousands
Principal Outstanding (Eligible Securities) $959,082,753
Held in Unstripped Form $732,001,917
Held in Stripped Form $227,080,836
Reconstituted in March $8,347,224

The accompanying table (PDF format, file size-41.3K, file uploaded 4/4/97) 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 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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