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Press Release

Federal Reserve Press Release

Release Date: August 11, 2008

For release at 10:00 a.m. EDT

On August 11, 2008, the Federal Reserve will offer $25 billion in 84-day credit through its Term Auction Facility. Additional information regarding the auction is listed below; the auction will be conducted as specified in this announcement, Regulation A, and the terms and conditions of the Term Auction Facility (

Note: Some key deadline times for the TAF auctions have changed. Please review the following auction parameters. For a list of key times to be used in upcoming auctions, see

Description of Offering and Auction Parameters

Offering Amount:

  $25 billion
Term:   84-day loan
Bid Submission Date:   August 11, 2008
  Opening Time:   11 a.m. EDT
  Closing Time:   12:30 p.m. EDT
Notification Date:   August 12, 2008
Settlement Date:   August 14, 2008
Maturity Date:   November 6, 2008
Minimum Bid Amount (per bid):   $5 million
Bid Increment:   $100,000
Maximum Bid Amount (per institution):   $2.5 billion (10% of Offering Amount)
Minimum Bid Rate:   2.04 percent
Incremental Bid Rate:   0.001 percent
Minimum Award:   $10,000
Maximum Award:   $2.5 billion (10% of Offering Amount)

Submission of Bids
Participants must submit bids by phone to their local Reserve Bank between the opening time and closing time on the bid submission date.

Summary auction results will be published on the website of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System ( at approximately 10:00 a.m. EDT on the notification date.  Between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. EDT on the notification date, Reserve Banks will notify individual institutions in their districts that have submitted winning bids of their awards.  Participants have until noon EDT on the notification date to inform their local Reserve Bank of any error.

Rounding Convention
Pro rata awards will be rounded to multiples of $10,000.  Normal rounding convention will be used, except that awards under $10,000 will be rounded to $10,000.

Last update: August 11, 2008