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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF N EW YORK
Fiscal Agent of the United States

r Circular No. 3520 ~
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L December 16, 1949 J

Public Notice of Offering of $900,000,000, or thereabouts, of 91-Day Treasury Bills
Dated December 22, 1949

Maturing March 23, 1950

To all Incorporated Banks and Trust Companies in the
Second Federal Reserve District and Others Concerned:

Following is the text of a notice today made public by the Treasury Department with respect to a new offering of Treas­
ury bills payable at maturity without interest to be sold on a discount basis under competitive and non-competitive bidding.
FO R R EL E A SE , M O R N IN G N EW SPAPER S,
Friday, December 16, 1949.

TR E A SU R Y D EPARTM EN T
Washington

The Secretary of the Treasury, by this public notice, invites tenders for $900,000,000, or thereabouts, of 91-day Treasury
bills, for cash and in exchange for Treasury bills maturing December 22, 1949, to be issued on a discount basis under competi­
tive and non-competitive bidding as hereinafter provided. The bills of this series will be dated December 22, 1949, and will
mature March 23, 1950, when the face amount will be payable without interest. They will be issued in bearer form only,
and in denominations of $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, $100,000, $500,000, and $1,000,000 (maturity value).
Tenders will be received at Federal Reserve Banks and Branches up to the closing hour, two o’clock p.m., Eastern
Standard time, Monday, December 19, 1949. Tenders will not be received at the Treasury Department, Washington. Each
tender must be for an even multiple of $1,000, and in the case of competitive tenders the price offered must be expressed on
the basis of 100, with not more than three decimals, e. g., 99.925. Fractions may not be used. It is urged that tenders be
made on the printed forms and forwarded in the special envelopes which will be supplied by Federal Reserve Banks or
Branches on application therefor.
Tenders will be received without deposit from incorporated banks and trust companies and from responsible and
recognized dealers in investment securities. Tenders from others must be accompanied by payment of 2 percent of the
face amount of Treasury bills applied for, unless the tenders are accompanied by an express guaranty of payment by an
incorporated bank or trust company.
Immediately after the closing hour, tenders will be opened at the Federal Reserve Banks and Branches, following which
public announcement will be made by the Secretary of the Treasury of the amount and price range of accepted bids. Those
submitting tenders will be advised of the acceptance or rejection thereof. The Secretary of the Treasury expressly reserves
the right to accept or reject any or all tenders, in whole or in part, and his action in any such respect shall be final. Subject
to these reservations, non-competitive tenders for $200,000 or less without stated price from any one bidder will be accepted
in full at the average price (in three decimals) of accepted competitive bids. Settlement for accepted tenders in accordance
with the bids must be made or completed at the Federal Reserve Bank on December 22, 1949, in cash or other immediately
available funds or in a like face amount of Treasury bills maturing December 22, 1949. Cash and exchange tenders will receive
equal treatment. Cash adjustments will be made for differences between the par value of maturing bills accepted in exchange
and the issue price of the new bills.
The income derived from Treasury bills, whether interest or gain from the sale or other disposition of the bills, shall
not have any exemption, as such, and loss from the sale or other disposition of Treasury bills shall not have any special
treatment, as such, under the Internal Revenue Code, or laws amendatory or supplementary thereto. The bills shall be
subject to estate, inheritance, gift or other excise taxes, whether Federal or State, but shall be exempt from all taxation
now or hereafter imposed on the principal or interest thereof by any State, or any of the possessions of the United States,
or by any local taxing authority. For purposes of taxation the amount of discount at which Treasury bills are originally
sold by the United States shall be considered to be interest. Under Sections 42 and 117 (a)(1) of the Internal Revenue
Code, as amended by Section 115 of the Revenue Act of 1941, the amount of discount at which bills issued hereunder are
sold shall not be considered to accrue until such bills shall be sold, redeemed or otherwise disposed of, and such bills are
excluded from consideration as capital assets. Accordingly, the owner of Treasury bills (other than life insurance com­
panies) issued hereunder need include in his income tax return only the difference between the price paid for such bills,
whether on original issue or on subsequent purchase, and the amount actually received either upon sale or redemption at
maturity during the taxable year for which the return is made, as ordinary gain or loss.
Treasury Department Circular No. 418, as amended, and this notice, prescribe the terms of the Treasury bills and
govern the conditions of their issue. Copies of the circular may be obtained from any Federal Reserve Bank or Branch.

In accordance with the above announcement tenders will be received at the Securities Department of this bank
(9th floor, 33 Liberty Street) New York 45, N. Y., or at th^Buffalo Branch of this bank (270 Main Street) Buffalo 5,
N. Y., up to two o’clock p.m., Eastern Standard time, on Monday, December 19, 1949. It is requested that tenders be
■submitted on special form printed on reverse side and returned in special envelope enclosed herewith. Payment for the
Treasury bills cannot be made by credit through the War Loan Deposit Account. Settlement must be made in cash
or other immediately available funds or in maturing Treasury bills.
A l l a n S p r o u l, President.
(Extract from Treasury Department statement released for publication December 13, 1949, announcing results
after tenders zvere opened for 91-day Treasury bills dated December 15, 1949 maturing March 16, 1950)
Total applied for........ $1,486,313,000
Total accepted............ $ 903,483,000 (includes $98,072,000
entered on a non-competitive basis
and accepted in full at the aver­
age price shown below)
Average price___ 99.718+ Equivalent rate of discount
approx. 1.115 percent per
annum
Range of accepted competitive bids: (excepting one
tender of $100,000)
H ig h ....................... 99.735
Equivalent rate of discount
approx. 1.048 percent per
annum
Low ......................... 99.717
Equivalent rate of discount
approx. 1.120 percent per
annum
(43 percent of the amount bid for at the low
price was accepted)




Federal Reserve
District

Total
Applied for

Total
Accepted

.

$

17,762,000
1,144,898,000
24,117,000
16,782,000
9,295,000
11,117,000
127,050,000
11,301,000
7,600,000
36,351,000
16,161,000
63,879,000

$ 16,977,000
658,834,000
13,490,000
16,525,000
8,725,000
9,977,000
65,422,000
11,153,000
7,229,000
30,361,000
14,591,000
50,199,000

.

$1,486,313,000

$903,483,000

New York ..................
Philadelphia ..............
Cleveland ....................
Richm ond....................
Chicago ......................
St. L o u is ......................
Minneapolis ..............
Kansas City ..............
San Francisco ..........
T

otal

.............................

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IMPORTANT— If it is desired to bid on a competitive basis, fill in rate per 100 and
maturity value in paragraph headed “Competitive Bid”. If it is desired to bid on a non­
competitive basis, fill in only the maturity value in paragraph headed “Non-competitive
Bid”. DO NOT fill in both paragraphs on one form. A separate tender must be used for

each bid.
No..........................
T E N D E R FOR 91-D A Y T R E A S U R Y BILLS
Maturing March 23, 1950.

Dated December 22, 1949.

To

F ederal R

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Bank

of

N

ew

Y

Dated at .*.............................................

ork,

...................................................... 1949

Fiscal Agent of the United States.
COMPETITIVE BID

NON-COMPETITIVE BID

Pursuant to the provisions of Treasury
Department Circular No. 418, as amended, and
to the provisions of the public notice on
December 16, 1949, as issued by the Secretary
of the Treasury, the undersigned offers
...................................... * for a total amount of

Pursuant to the provisions of Treasury De­
partment Circular No. 418, as amended, and to the
provisions of the public notice on December 16,
1949, as issued by the Secretary of the Treasury,
the undersigned offers a non-competitive tender
for a total amount of $ ........................................
(Not to exceed $200,000)

(Rate per 100)

$ ................................................(maturity value)
of the Treasury bills therein described, or for
any less amount that may be awarded, settlement
therefor to be made at your bank, on the date
stated in the public notice, as follows:

(maturity value) of the Treasury bills therein
described, at the average price (in three deci­
mals) of accepted competitive bids, settlement
therefor to be made at your bank, on the date
stated in the public notice, as follows:

By surrender of the maturing issue of
Treasury b ills................ $ ...................................

By surrender of the maturing issue of
Treasury b ills................ $ ..................................

By cash or other immediately available
fu nds............................. $ ...................................

By cash or other immediately available
funds............................. $ ...................................

The Treasury bills for which tender is hereby made are to be dated December 22, 1949, and are to
mature on March 23, 1950.
This tender will be inserted in special envelope entitled “ Tender for Treasury bills” .
Name of Bidder..................................................................................................................
(Please print)

By.............................................................
(Official signature required)

........................
(Title)

Street Address

9 (City, Town or Village, P. O. No., and State)

If this tender is submitted for the account of a customer, indicate the customer’s name on line below:

(Name of Customer)

(City, Town or Village, P. O. No., and State)

Use a separate tender for each customer’s bid.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:
1. No tender for less than $1,000 will be considered, and each tender must be for an even multiple of
$1,000 (maturity value). A separate tender must be executed for each bid.
2. If the person making the tender is a corporation, the tender should be signed by an officer of the corporation
authorized to make the tender, and the signing of the tender by an officer of the corporation will be construed as a rep­
resentation by him that he has been so authorized. If the tender is made by a partnership, it should be signed by a mem­
ber of the firm, who should sign in the form “ ........................................................................................................... . a copartnership, by
................................................................................................................. a member of the firm”.
3. Tenders will be received without deposit from incorporated banks and trust companies and from respon­
sible and recognized dealers in investment securities. Tenders from others must be accompanied by payment of
2 percent of the face amount of Treasury bills applied for, unless the tenders are accompanied by an express guaranty
of payment by an incorporated bank or trust company.
4. If the language of this tender is changed in any respect, which, in the opinion of the Secretary of the
Treasury, is material, the tender may be disregarded.

Payment by credit through War Loan Deposit Account mill not be permitted.

T E N T B —1016-a


* Price must be expressed, on the basis of 100, with not more than
three decimal places. Fractions may not be used.
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