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Statement from the 47th Meeting of the Bank Board of the NBS

The 47th Meeting of the Bank Board of Narodna banka Slovenska was held on 11 November 2008, chaired by Ivan Sramko, Governor. The Bank Board of the NBS decided on: changes in interest rates as follows: the overnight sterilisation rate set at 2.25%, the overnight refinancing rate set at 4.25% and the limit rate for two-week repo tenders with commercial banks to 3.25%, effective from 12 November 2008. The Bank Board of the NBS discussed and approved the Interim Financial Statement and the Report on Results of Operation of the NBS as at 30 September 2007. The Bank Board of the NBS approved the announcement on the issue of silver collectors´ coins in the denomination of 10 EUR commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Aurel Stodola. The collectors coin will be minted from an alloy containing 900 parts of silver and 100 parts of copper. The weight of the coin is 18 g and its diameter is 34 mm. The graphic designer of the coin is Miroslav Ronai. The commemorative coins will be minted in the Kremnica Mint, s.p. and will be on sale in April 2009.

Jana Kovacova
Spokesperson of the NBS

National Bank of Slovakia
Communications Section
Imricha Karvasa 1, 813 25 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421-2-5787 2161,+421-2-5865 2161, +421-2-5787 2166, 421-2-5865 2166

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