enter image description hereThis is a bank document. The context is clear, and the main interest here is an UNT abbreviation. I suppose it is something to do with a Zurich geography, i.e. region, district or else.

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    As amadeusamadeus's answer suggests, it could be a Diktatzeichen. Have you checked whether the signature at the bottom the confirmation letter confirms this hypothesis?
    – Paul Frost
    Commented May 1, 2021 at 11:28

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The only abbreviations commonly set behind the date is the Diktatzeichen (dictation code). It shows which employee has drafted and/or typed the letter.

Official letters often aren't written by the signee him-/herself, but drafted by a clerk and/or typed by a secretary. In that cases, both usually put a shorthand on it, e.g. their initials, where necessary separated by a hyphen.

In this case, the letter may have been issued by the employee UNT, or it stands for a whole department that sends standard letters.

References: 1, 2

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    Reference 2 (DIN 5008) requires lowercase letters however.
    – guidot
    Commented Apr 19, 2021 at 8:20
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    @guidot Yes, but technically the German DIN standard (how it should be written) doesn't apply here because the letter is from Switzerland. The reference is more about the general concept of dictation codes than its (German) standardization. Commented Apr 19, 2021 at 10:17

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