December 14, 2009
Federal Reserve offers $75 billion in 28-day credit through its Term Auction Facility
For release at 10:00 a.m. EST
On December 14, 2009, the Federal Reserve will offer $75 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 (www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/taf.htm).
Description of Offering and Auction Parameters
|Offering Amount:||$75 billion|
|Bid Submission Date:||December 14, 2009|
|Opening Time:||11:00 a.m. EST|
|Closing Time:||12:30 p.m. EST|
|Notification Date:||December 15, 2009|
|Settlement Date:||December 17, 2009|
|Maturity Date:||January 14, 2010|
|Minimum Bid Amount (per bid):||$5 million|
|Maximum Bid Amount (per institution):||$7.5 billion (10% of Offering Amount)|
|Minimum Bid Rate:||0.25 percent|
|Incremental Bid Rate:||0.001 percent|
|Maximum Award:||$7.5 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 (www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/taf.htm) 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.
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.