Public Debt Announces Activity for Securities in the STRIPS Program for December 2008


January 7, 2009

The Bureau of the Public Debt announced activity for the month of December 2008, of securities within the Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities program (STRIPS).

In Thousands
Principal Outstanding (Eligible Securities) $3,908,019,096
Held in Unstripped Form $3,720,900,107
Held in Stripped Form $187,118,989
Reconstituted in December $27,456,025

The accompanying table gives a breakdown of STRIPS activity by individual loan description. The balances in this table are subject to audit and subsequent revision. These monthly figures are included in Table V of the Monthly Statement of The Public Debt, entitled "Holdings of Treasury Securities in Stripped Form."

The STRIPS Table along with the new Monthly Statement of the Public Debt is available on Public Debt's Internet site at: A wide range of information about the public debt and Treasury securities is also available at the site.