On October 11th, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association published the ISDA 2013 Discontinued Rates Maturities Protocol. The protocol enables parties to amend the terms of Protocol Covered Transactions to address future rate discontinuations by providing a method for determining the rate if the provider thereof is no longer publishing maturities for a Floating Rate Option specified for a Protocol Covered Transaction but that provider is publishing maturities which are longer and shorter than the discontinued maturity for that Floating Rate Option. ISDA Press Release.