At the end you should sign off with "sincerely yours" or any other related salutation. If you are writing a letter of intent for graduate school then it would have a different content. First of all letter of intent would start with your name, address, contact number and email address. After you have mentioned the date, you should then add a salutation like "Dear Sir/Mam".
It really could not get more simple than this, but all too many people insist on confusing themselves on this point by listening to bad advice peddled by people who supposedly have closed this deal or that deal or 50 deals on their word.