Six-Month longer-term refinancing operation: increase in allotment amount

7 October 2008

Today the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided to increase from EUR 25 billion to EUR 50 billion the allotment amount in the six-month supplementary longer-term refinancing operation that was pre-announced in the press release of 4 September 2008 and will be allotted on 8 October 2008. Accordingly, a maximum bid amount of EUR 5 billion will be applied in this operation.

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