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Technical Update 04-4: Appendix

Summary of Published Interest Rates Used for the DRC Exception Test for 2004 Participant Notice

For plan years beginning in

100% of the weighted average corporate bond rate

120% of the weighted average 30-year Treasury rate

105% of the weighted average 30-year Treasury rate

Jan-00

N/A

N/A

6.31%

Feb-00

N/A

N/A

6.34%

Mar-00

N/A

N/A

6.34%

Apr-00

N/A

N/A

6.33%

May-00

N/A

N/A

6.32%

Jun-00

N/A

N/A

6.31%

Jul-00

N/A

N/A

6.29%

Aug-00

N/A

N/A

6.28%

Sep-00

N/A

N/A

6.26%

Oct-00

N/A

N/A

6.24%

Nov-00

N/A

N/A

6.23%

Dec-00

N/A

N/A

6.23%

Jan-01

7.44%

7.10%

6.21%

Feb-01

7.44%

7.07%

6.19%

Mar-01

7.44%

7.05%

6.17%

Apr-01

7.43%

7.02%

6.14%

May-01

7.42%

7.00%

6.12%

Jun-01

7.42%

6.98%

6.11%

Jul-01

7.41%

6.96%

6.09%

Aug-01

7.40%

6.95%

6.08%

Sep-01

7.39%

6.93%

6.06%

Oct-01

7.37%

6.91%

6.05%

Nov-01

7.36%

6.89%

6.03%

Dec-01

7.34%

6.86%

6.01%

Jan-02

7.34%

6.85%

6.00%

Feb-02

7.33%

6.84%

5.98%

Mar-02

7.32%

6.83%

5.97%

Apr-02

7.32%

6.83%

5.97%

May-02

7.31%

6.82%

5.97%

Jun-02

7.30%

6.81%

5.96%

Jul-02

7.28%

6.80%

5.95%

Aug-02

7.26%

6.78%

5.94%

Sep-02

7.23%

6.76%

5.91%

Oct-02

7.20%

6.72%

5.88%

Nov-02

7.17%

6.70%

5.86%

Dec-02

7.14%

6.67%

5.84%

Jan-03

7.11%

6.65%

5.81%

Feb-03

7.07%

6.62%

5.79%

Mar-03

7.03%

6.58%

5.76%

Apr-03

6.98%

6.55%

5.73%

May-03

6.94%

6.52%

5.70%

Jun-03

6.87%

6.46%

5.66%

Jul-03

6.80%

6.41%

5.61%

Aug-03

6.75%

6.38%

5.58%

Sep-03

6.72%

6.37%

5.57%

Oct-03

6.68%

6.35%

5.56%

Nov-03

6.63%

6.33%

5.54%

Dec-03

6.59%

6.32%

5.53%

Jan-04

6.55%

N/A

N/A

Feb-04

6.50%

N/A

N/A

Mar-04

6.45%

N/A

N/A

Apr-04

6.40%

N/A

N/A

May-04

6.36%

N/A

N/A

Jun-04

6.34%

N/A

N/A

Jul-04

6.32%

N/A

N/A

Aug-04

6.29%

N/A

N/A

Sep-04

6.25%

N/A

N/A


Technical Update 04-4: 2004 Participant Notice