Release Date: January 4, 2012
For release at 1:00 p.m. ET
On Monday, January 9, 2012, the Federal Reserve will offer $3 billion in 28-day term deposits through its Term Deposit Facility. As noted in the Federal Reserve Board's September 8, 2010 release, this offering is part of ongoing small-value operations designed to provide eligible institutions with an opportunity to become familiar with term deposit operations. Additional information regarding the auction is listed below; the auction will be conducted as specified in this announcement, Regulation D, and the terms and conditions of the Term Deposit Facility (http://www.frbservices.org/centralbank/term_deposit_facility.html).
Description of Offering and Competitive Auction Parameters
|TDF Auction ID:||A22|
|Auction Date:||Monday, January 9, 2012|
|Opening Time:||10:00 a.m. ET|
|Closing Time:||2:00 p.m. ET|
|Notification Date:||Tuesday, January 10, 2012|
|Settlement Date:||Thursday, January 12, 2012|
|Maturity Date:||Thursday, February 9, 2012|
|Competitive Auction Parameters|
|Maximum Number of Bids:||3|
|Minimum Bid Amount (per bid):||$10,000|
|Maximum Bid Amount (per institution):||$1,250,000,000|
|Maximum Bid Rate:||0.75000%|
|Incremental Bid Rate:||0.00100%|
|Award Minimum Amount:||$10,000|
|Award Maximum Amount:||$1,250,000,000|
Competitive bids submitted at the stop-out rate will be pro-rated and 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.
Non-Competitive bids are allowed in this auction. All non-competitive bids will be automatically awarded in full at the stop-out rate of the competitive auction. The minimum amount for a non-competitive bid is $10,000; the maximum amount is $5,000,000 and should be submitted in increments of $10,000. Non-Competitive bids must be submitted between 10:00 a.m. ET and 2:00 p.m. ET on the auction date.
Submission of Bids
Participants must submit bids by accessing the Term Deposit Facility application (https://www.federalreserve.org/arrow/ARROWWeb/home.do) between the opening time and the closing time on the auction date.
Summary auction results will be published on the Board of Governors' website (http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/tdf.htm) at approximately 12:00 p.m. (noon) ET on the notification date. Soon after, results will be posted on the Term Deposit Facility Resource Center page of the Central Bank Central website (http://www.frbservices.org/centralbank/term_deposit_facility.html). Participant awards will be posted to the Term Deposit Facility application at approximately 12:00 p.m. ET on the notification date, and participants will be able to view their awards by accessing the Term Deposit Facility application.