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June 30, 2006

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Missing, Lost or Stolen Cashier's Checks
Summary: Cashier's checks drawn on Bank of the West, Oakdale, California, are missing, lost or stolen.

Bank of the West, San Francisco, California, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that cashier's checks bearing the institution's name are missing, lost or stolen. These instruments display the routing number 121100782, which is assigned to Bank of the West. Associated check numbers range from 0038900501 through 0038901000. The checks also include the following address:

Bank of the West
Oakdale Branch
134 Maag Ave.
Oakdale, California 95361

Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:

Bank of the West
Corporate Communications Center
Phone: (800) 200-9977

Ralph Hull
Assistant Vice President and Senior Investigator
Phone: (209) 342-2600

Dave Conley
Vice President and Investigations Manager
Phone: (925) 927-1869

Information about counterfeit items, cyber-fraud incidents and other fraudulent activity may be forwarded to the FDIC's Cyber-Fraud and Financial Crimes Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-4004, Washington, D.C. 20429, or transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov. Information related to federal deposit insurance or consumer issues should be submitted to the FDIC using an online form that can be accessed at http://www2.fdic.gov/starsmail/index.asp.

For your reference, FDIC Special Alerts may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2006/index.html. To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Special Alerts through e-mail, please visit www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/index.html.

Sandra L. Thompson
Acting Director
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Last Updated 6/30/2006 communications@fdic.gov