PRESS RELEASE

Tender procedures as of 8 April 2009

5 March 2009

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) today decided to continue the fixed rate tender procedure with full allotment for all main refinancing operations, special-term refinancing operations and supplementary and regular longer-term refinancing operations for as long as needed, and in any case beyond the end of 2009.

In addition, the Governing Council decided to continue with the current frequency and maturity profile of supplementary longer-term refinancing operations and special-term refinancing operations for as long as needed, and in any case beyond the end of 2009. A calendar listing the various supplementary operations conducted by the Eurosystem in 2009 can be accessed via the open market operations section of the ECB’s website.

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