EXCHANGING LITHUANIAN LITAS
At post offices, credit unions and banks
Litas banknotes and coins can be exchanged at 330 post offices and some credit unions in Lithuania at the fixed exchange rate, free of charge, until 1 March 2015. They can be exchanged at all banks until 30 June 2015. Certain banks will continue to exchange litas banknotes until 31 December 2015.
At Lietuvos bankas
The central bank will exchange litas banknotes and coins at the fixed exchange rate in unlimited amounts for an indefinite period. This service is also free of charge.
At other euro area national central banks
They will exchange litas banknotes, free of charge, at the fixed exchange rate from 1 January to 28 February 2015. The amount that can be exchanged is limited to €1,000 for any given party/transaction on any one day
EURO INFORMATION CAMPAIGN
The European Central Bank (ECB) and Lietuvos bankas are carrying out a joint information campaign. It includes:
the production and distribution of publications on euro banknotes and coins and the cash changeover. In particular, each household in Lithuania will receive a leaflet entitled ‘Are you ready?’;
a mass media campaign based on two short films for TV and online use in English and Lithuanian on the cash changeover and how to check euro banknotes and coins. The campaign will also include print, outdoor and online advertising;
a high-level Euro Conference that took place on 25 September 2014;
the Euro Exhibition at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius (Katedros a.4) from 23 October 2014 until 5 January 2015;
the euro comes to Lithuania
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