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ECB decides on parameters for reinvestment.

Frankfurt am Main: The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided on the technical parameters for the reinvestment of the principal payments from maturing securities purchased under its asset purchase programme (APP).

It was after net asset purchases cease at the end of December 2018. The Governing Council will aim to maintain the size of its cumulative net purchases under each constituent programme of the APP, i.e. the public sector purchase programme (PSPP), the asset-backed securities purchase programme (ABSPP), the third covered bond purchase programme (CBPP3) and the corporate sector purchase programme (CSPP), at their respective levels as at the end of December 2018. Limited temporary deviations in the overall size and composition of the APP may occur during the reinvestment for operational reasons.

As a rule, therefore, redemptions will be reinvested in the jurisdiction in which principal repayments are made, but the portfolio allocation across jurisdictions will continue to be adjusted with a view to bringing the share of the PSPP portfolio into closer alignment with the respective national central banks' subscription to the ECB capital key. Any adjustment to the portfolio allocation across jurisdictions will be gradual and will be calibrated as appropriate to safeguard orderly market conditions. For the PSPP, the allocation across eligible jurisdictions will continue to be guided, on a stock basis, by the respective national central banks' subscription to the ECB capital key, as amended over time.

During the reinvestment phase the Eurosystem will continue to adhere to the principle of market neutrality via smooth and flexible implementation. To this end, the reinvestment of principal redemptions will be distributed over the year to allow for a regular and balanced market presence. Within the PSPP, purchases of securities with a yield to maturity below the interest rate on the ECB's deposit facility will continue to be undertaken to the extent necessary.

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Date:Dec 14, 2018
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