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Press Release

Federal Reserve Press Release

Release Date: March 8, 2010

For release at 10:00 a.m. EST

On March 8, 2010, the Federal Reserve will offer $25 billion in 28-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 ( As the Federal Reserve previously announced, today's auction is the final TAF auction, and the minimum bid rate has been increased by 1/4 percentage point to 1/2 percent, in line with the recent increase in the primary credit rate.

Description of Offering and Auction Parameters

Offering Amount:   $25 billion
Term:   28-day loan
Bid Submission Date:   March 8, 2010
  Opening Time:   11:00 a.m. EST
  Closing Time:   12:30 p.m. EST
Notification Date:   March 9, 2010
Settlement Date:   March 11, 2010
Maturity Date:   April 8, 2010
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:   0.50 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. EST on the notification date. Between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. EST on the notification date, Reserve Banks will notify individual institutions in their districts that have submitted winning bids of their awards. Participants have until 12:30 p.m. EST 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: March 8, 2010