The MEF, owing to the limited borrowing requirements within the end of the current month, announces as follows:
� auctions of 6-month BOT and CTZ zero coupon bonds for 25 November 2010 will be held as scheduled;
� the BTP€i auction scheduled for 26 November 2010 will not take place;
� the auctions of 3-year and 10-year BTPs and the CCTeu for 29 November 2010 will be held as scheduled.
In addition, please note that mid-December auctions will not be held, except for the 12-month BOT auction scheduled for 10 December.
Instead, six-month BOT and CTZ zero coupon bond auctions of 29 December, as well as auctions of medium and long term state bonds for 30 December will take place as scheduled. With regard to the placement thereof, announcements will be made, as shown in the yearly calendar, on 23 and 27 December. For all the bonds to be auctioned at the end of December, settlement will be on 3 January 2011. As per usual practice, in the month of December there will be no BTP€i auction.