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Summary of a Pound Sterling-Yen Swap Agreement with the Bank of England

December 21, 2011
Revision:
  • December 20, 2012
  • October 31, 2013

1. Purpose

The purpose of the agreement is to obtain pound sterling (GBP), which is to be provided to financial institutions for the time being by the Bank of Japan (BoJ), to ensure the smooth functioning and stability of financial markets.

2. Parties

The Bank of England (BOE) and the BoJ

3. Transactions

The BoJ sells yen to the BOE to purchase GBP from the BOE by means of a spot transaction, with a simultaneous agreement by the BoJ to sell GBP to the BOE and to purchase yen from the BOE on the maturity date of such swap transaction by means of a forward transaction.

4. End of Drawing Period

Unspecified

5. Maximum aggregate amount

Unlimited