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Press Release

December 22, 2017

Ministry of Finance

Issuance Amounts for Liquidity Enhancement Auctions on January-March 2018

Eligible issues and the maximum issuance amount for each auction will be as shown below. The plan could be changed owing to market conditions and others. 

 
January 2018February 2018March 2018
(1) Issues with remaining maturities of 1-5 years
【January】
   2-years (issue numbers 372 to 383)
   5-years (issue numbers 117 to 133)
   10-years (issue numbers 299 to 327)
   20-years (issue numbers 41 to 60)
【March】
   2-years (issue numbers 374 to 385)
   5-years (issue numbers 117 to 134)
   10-years (issue numbers 299 to 327)
   20-years (issue numbers 41 to 60)
Approximately 300 billion yenNot be implementedApproximately 300 billion yen
(2) Issues with remaining maturities of 5-15.5 years
【January・February】  
   10-years (issue numbers 328 to 348)
   20-years (issue numbers 61 to 145)
   30-years (issue numbers 1 to 11)
【March】  
   10-years (issue numbers 328 to 349)
   20-years (issue numbers 61 to 145)
   30-years (issue numbers 1 to 11)
Approximately 550 billion yenApproximately 550 billion yenApproximately 550 billion yen
(3) Issues with remaining maturities of 15.5-39 years
【February】  
   20-years (issue numbers 146 to 162)
   30-years (issue numbers 12 to 56)
   40-years (issue numbers 1 to 9)
Not be implementedApproximately 400 billion yenNot be implemented

(Note1)Remaining maturities are calculated starting from the first day of each quarter (i.e., January 1).

(Note2)Eligible issues for 2-year JGBs in (1)zone will be those with remaining maturities of more than one year as
                 January 1st 2018 for January auction and as March 1st 2018 for March auction.

(Note3)In case 5-year or 10-year JGBs issued in January or February 2018 are not reopening issues of the
                 December 2017 issues, they will be added to the eligible issues for March auctions.