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Statement from the 26th meeting of the Bank Board of Národná banka Slovenska

The 26th meeting of the Bank Board of Národná banka Slovenska was held today (29 October 2013) and was chaired by Jozef Makúch, the NBS Governor.

The Bank Board took note of the NBS Monthly Bulletin for October 2013, which will be published on the NBS website.

The Bank Board also took note of a document entitled: “Proposal on informing the public about the termination of the period for exchanging Slovak koruna coins into euro”.

The exchange periods for Slovak koruna coins are laid down in Article 3 of Act No 659/2007 Coll. on the introduction of the euro currency in the Slovak Republic.

Slovak koruna circulation coins (50 halier, and 1, 2, 5 and 10 koruna coins) are exchangeable for euro at all premises of Národná banka Slovenska until 12:00 noon on 2 January 2014.

The exchange period for 10 and 20 halier coins terminated on 31 December 2008, in accordance with an NBS Decree of 14 November 2003. These coins have not been exchangeable at NBS since that deadline.

Slovak koruna banknotes and coins are exchangeable for euro, free of charge, at the NBS headquarters in Bratislava and at NBS branches in Nové Zámky, Banská Bystrica, Žilina, Košice and Poprad, during normal opening times, i.e. on working days from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Slovak koruna banknotes and collector coins will remain exchangeable at Národná banka Slovenska after 2 January 2014 for an indefinite period.

Where Slovak circulation coins are delivered by post for exchange into euro, they will be accepted for exchange provided they are received by NBS no later than 4 p.m. on 2 January 2014; coins received after that deadline will be returned to the sender.

Petra Pauerová
NBS Spokesperson

National Bank of Slovakia
Press and Editorial Section
Imricha Karvasa 1, 813 25 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421-2-5787 2142, +421-2-5865 2142, +421-2-5787 2169, +421-2-5865 2169

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