--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
 Summary of important user-visible changes for releases of the control package
 
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-control-2.6.2   Release Date: 2014-mm-dd   Release Manager: Lukas Reichlin
+control-2.6.2   Release Date: 2014-02-02   Release Manager: Lukas Reichlin
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 ** hinfsyn, mixsyn