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FRANKFURT, May 20 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank made the following announcement regarding its latest liquidity providing operation: Main Refinancing Operation-Announcement Intended Volume: Reference Number: 20130105 Min Allotment: Transaction Type: Reverse Transactions Fixed Rate: 0.50 % Operation Type: Liquidity Providing Min Bid Amount: 1.00 mn Procedure: Standard Tender Max Bid Limit: Tender Date: 21/05/2013 11:15 Max Bids per Cpty: 1 Bidding Deadline: 21/05/2013 09:30 Start Date: 22/05/2013 Maturity Date: 29/05/2013 Duration (days): 7 Auction Type: Fixed Rate Tender Allotment Method: Estimate on 20/05/13 of the average autonomous factors for the period 20/05/13 to 28/05/13 amounts to EUR 514.3 bn. Benchmark allotment based o the ECB's liquidity forecasts as at 20/05/13 amounts to EUR 29.5 bn. For general information on the calculation of the benchmark allotment amount, please see www.ecb.europa.eu/mopo/liq/html/index.en.html as well as ECB p Operational Communications.