This Letter of Transmittal should be properly completed, signed
and returned to the address set forth on the next page, accompanied by all
certificates representing shares of common stock of Benj. Franklin, as well
as the Form W-9 and, if required, the Affidavit of Lost, Missing or Destroyed
Certificate(s), each of which is being provided to herein. The method of transmitting
share certificates is at the option and risk of the holder. If sent by mail,
registered, return receipt requested mail is recommended. If different names
appear on different certificates, it will be necessary to complete, sign and
submit as many separate Letters of Transmittal as there are different registrations
of certificates. Any certificates delivered without a Letter of Transmittal
will be rejected and returned to the sender. Should you have any questions
or require assistance, please
call the FDIC at (877) 872-1685 (M-F 8AM-4PM CST).
Below are general instructions for completing this Letter of Transmittal and attachments:
Address and Address Changes: This notice has been sent to the address listed in our records. If your permanent address is different and should be changed on our records, please use that address in Box A. Please include your phone number so we will be able to reach you if we have questions about your submission.
Signature Block: If any of the certificates surrendered hereby are owned by two or more joint owners, all such owners must sign this Letter of Transmittal exactly as written on the face of the certificate(s). If any shares are registered in different names on several certificates, it will be necessary to complete, sign and submit as many separate Letters of Transmittal as there are different registrations. Letters of Transmittal executed by trustees, executors, administrators, guardians, officers of corporations, or others acting in a fiduciary capacity who are not identified as such in the registration must be accompanied by proper authority of the signer’s authority to act.
Lost Certificates: If your certificates are
lost, please so indicate in Box A next to the certificate number, complete
the Letter of Transmittal and Affidavit of Lost, Missing or Destroyed Certificate(s)
on the next page and return them to the FDIC. The FDIC reserves the right to
require additional submissions regarding lost certificates, including a surety
bond. If you have other documentation evidencing your ownership of lost certificates
please include a copy of that documentation with your submission. Failure to
provide all requested information, i.e. certificate number(s) of number of
shares may delay the payment of your distribution. If you have any other questions
regarding lost certificates, please call the FDIC at (877) 872-1685 (M-F 8AM-4PM
Form W-9: Please
fill out the Form W-9 and return it with the other materials to be delivered
to the FDIC. If you do not fill out and
return the Form W-9, you may be subject to backup withholding. If you have
any other questions regarding Form W-9, please call the FDIC at (877) 872-1685
(M-F 8AM-4PM CST).
Note: Failure to complete and return this form may
result in backup withholding of
31% of any payments made to you pursuant to the distribution.