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FRANKFURT, Dec 16 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank made the following announcement regarding its latest liquidity providing operation: Main Refinancing Operation-Announcement Intended Volume: Reference Number: 20130278 Min Allotment: Transaction Type: Reverse Transactions Fixed Rate: 0.25 % Operation Type: Liquidity Providing Min Bid Amount: 1.00 mn Procedure: Standard Tender Max Bid Limit: Tender Date: 17/12/2013 11:15 Max Bids per Cpty: 1 Bidding Deadline: 17/12/2013 09:30 Start Date: 18/12/2013 Maturity Date: 23/12/2013 Duration (days): 5 Auction Type: Fixed Rate Tender Allotment Method: Estimate on 16/12/2013 of the average autonomous factors for the period 16/12/13 to 22/12/13 amounts to EUR 498.8 bn. Benchmark allotment based on the ECB's liquidity forecast as at 16/12/2013 amounts to EUR 49.5 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 page Operational Communications.