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29 June 2011
Extension of US dollar swap facility
In parallel with the Bank of Canada, the European Central Bank, and the Swiss National Bank, the Bank of
England is today announcing an extension of its temporary swap line with the Federal Reserve to
Wednesday 1 August 2012. The Bank of Japan will consider the extension at its next Monetary Policy
meeting. The swap lines, established in May 2010, had previously been extended to 1 August 2011.

The Bank will continue its weekly tenders of US dollar funding at fixed interest rates each Wednesday until
further notice, with counterparties able to borrow unlimited amounts against eligible collateral. The Bank will
keep the necessity, frequency and maturity of its US dollar repo operations under review, in light of market

US dollar repo operations are subject to the terms of the Sterling Monetary Framework Documentation as
supplemented and amended by the Supplementary Terms, which can be found under 'Related Links'.
Eligible collateral in the US dollar repo operations comprises the narrow and wider collateral sets, details of
which can be found under 'Related Links'.

Information on related actions being taken by other central banks

Information on the actions to be taken by other central banks is available on the following websites:

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Swiss National Bank (
Bank of Japan (

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