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Treasury Expands STRIPS Program

FOR RELEASE WHEN AUTHORIZED AT PRESS CONFERENCE

Contact: Office of Financing (202) 691-3550

November 1, 2000

Treasury announced today that the outstanding Treasury notes listed below, which were issued between November 30, 1995, and September 2, 1997, and were not eligible for stripping, can now be held in STRIPS (Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities) form, effective November 3, 2000. The list also provides a separate CUSIP number for each note's Principal Component. Generic CUSIP numbers are already available for the dates of the Interest Components ("TINT's").

Treasury Notes Eligible for STRIPS Effective November 3, 2000
	            Interest             Issue    Maturity   Principal Component
	CUSIP No.     Rate    Series     Date        Date        CUSIP Number

	912827W24    5-5/8%   S-2000   11/30/95   11/30/00       912820EX1
	     W40     5-1/2    T-2000   01/02/96   12/31/00             EY9
	     W65     5-1/4    E-2001   01/31/96   01/31/01             EZ6
	     X23     5-5/8    F-2001   02/29/96   02/28/01             FA0
	     X49     6-3/8    G-2001   04/10/96   03/31/01             FB8
	     X64     6-1/4    H-2001   04/30/96   04/30/01             FC6
	     Y22     6-1/2    J-2001   05/31/96   05/31/01             FD4
	     Y48     6-5/8    K-2001   07/01/96   06/30/01             FE2
	     Y71     6-5/8    L-2001   07/31/96   07/31/01             FF9
	     Z39     6-1/2    M-2001   09/03/96   08/31/01             FG7
	     Z54     6-3/8    N-2001   09/30/96   09/30/01             FH5
	     Z88     6-1/4    P-2001   10/31/96   10/31/01             FJ1
	     2G6     6-1/4    C-2002   01/31/97   01/31/02             FK8
	     2L5     6-1/4    D-2002   02/28/97   02/28/02             FL6
	     2P6     6-5/8    E-2002   03/31/97   03/31/02             FM4
	     2S0     6-5/8    F-2002   04/30/97   04/30/02             FN2
	     2W1     6-1/2    G-2002   06/02/97   05/31/02             FP7
	     2Y7     6-1/4    H-2002   06/30/97   06/30/02             FQ5
	     3C4       6      K-2002   07/31/97   07/31/02             FR3
	     3G5     6-1/4    L-2002   09/02/97   08/31/02             FS1