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FE D E RAL R E SE R V E BANK O F N E W YORK Fiscal Agent of the United States r Circular No. 6 6 9 9 1 March 17, 1971 OFFERING OF TWO SERIES OF TREASURY BILLS $500,000,000 of 275-Day Bills, Additional Amount, Series Dated December 31, 1970, Due December 31, 1971 (To Be Issued March 31, 1971) $1,200,000,000 of 366-Day Bills, Dated March 31, 1971, Due March 31, 1972 To A ll Incorporated Banks and Trust Companies, and Others Concerned, in the Second Federal Reserve District: Following is the text of a notice issued by the Treasury Department, released at 4 p.m. today: The Treasury Department, by this public notice, invites tenders for two series of Treasury bills to the aggregate amount of $1,700,000,000, or thereabouts, for cash and in exchange for Treasury bills maturing March 31, 1971, in the amount of $1,701,620,000, as follow s: 275-day bills (to maturity date) to be issued March 31, 1971, in the amount of $500,000,000, or thereabouts, representing an additional amount of bills dated De cember 31, 1970, and to mature December 31, 1971 (C U S IP No. 912793 K V 7 ), originally issued in the amount of $1,201,185,000, the additional and original bills to be freely interchangeable. 366-day bills, for $1,200,000,000, or thereabouts, to be dated March 31, 1971, and to mature March 31, 1972 (C U S IP No. 912793 L Z 7). The bills of both series will be issued on a discount basis under competitive and noncompetitive bidding as hereinafter provided, and at maturity their face amount will be payable without interest. They will be issued in bearer form only, and in denominations of $10,000, $15,000, $50,000, $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, one-thirty p.m., Eastern Stand ard time, Thursday, March 25, 1971. Tenders will not be received at the Treasury Department, Washington. Each tender must be for a minimum of $10,000. Tenders over $10,000 must be in multiples of $5,000. 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. (Notwithstanding the fact that the one-year bills will run for 366 days, the discount rate will be computed on a bank discount basis of 360 days, as is currently the practice on all issues of Treasury bills.) 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. Banking institutions generally may submit tenders for account of customers, provided the names of the customers are set forth in such tenders. Others than banking institutions will not be per mitted to submit tenders except for their own account. Tenders will be received without deposit from incorporated banks and trust companies and from responsible and recognized dealers in invest ment 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 Treasury Department of the amount and price range of accepted bids. Only those submitting competitive 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, noncompetitive tenders for each issue 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 competi tive bids for the respective issues. Settlement for accepted tenders in accordance with the bids must be made or completed at the Federal Reserve Bank on March 31, 1971, in cash or other im mediately available funds or in a like face amount of Treasury bills maturing March 31, 1971. Cash and exchange tenders will receive equal treatment. Cash adjustments will be made for dif ferences between the par value of maturing bills accepted in ex change and the issue price of the new bills. Under Sections 454(b) and 1221(5) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, the amount of discount at which bills issued hereunder are sold is considered to accrue when the bills are sold, redeemed or otherwise disposed of, and the bills are excluded from considera tion as capital assets. Accordingly, the owner of Treasury bills (other than life insurance companies) issued hereunder must include in his income tax return, as ordinary gain or loss, the difference between the price paid for the 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. Treasury Department Circular No. 418 (current revision) and this notice prescribe the terms of the Treasury bills and govern the conditions of their issue. Copies of the circular may be ob tained from any Federal Reserve Bank or Branch. This Bank will receive tenders for both series up to 1 :30 p.m., Eastern Standard time, Thursday, March 25, 1971, at the Securities Department of its Head Office and at its Buffalo Branch. Tender forms for the respective series are enclosed. Please use the appropriate forms to submit tenders and return them in the enclosed envelope marked “ Tender for Treasury Bills (M onthly).” Tenders not requiring a deposit may be submitted by telegraph, subject to written confirmation; no tenders may be submitted by telephone. Payment for the Treasury bills cannot be made by credit through the Treasury Tax and Loan Account. Settlement must be made in cash or other immediately available funds or in maturing Treasury bills. A lfred H ayes, President.