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February 27, 2007

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to Security Officer)
SUBJECT: Missing, Lost or Stolen Cashier's Checks
Summary: Cashier's checks drawn on Pacific Western Bank, San Diego, California, are reported as missing, lost or stolen.

Pacific Western Bank, San Diego, California, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that 84 cashier's checks bearing the institution's name are missing, lost or stolen. These instruments include the routing number 122238200, which is assigned to Pacific Western Bank, San Diego, California. The checks display "Santa Monica, California 90407-2209" below the bank's name in the top center. Numbers associated with the missing, lost or stolen checks are 306917 through 307000.

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

Susan Thomas
Vice President - Senior Operations Officer
Pacific Western Bank
21600 Oxnard Street, Suite 100
Woodland Hills, California 91367
Telephone: (818) 610-2773
Fax: (818) 703-6416
E-mail: sthomas@pacificwesternbank.com

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. Questions 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 website at http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/SpecialAlert/2007/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
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC Special Alerts may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (1-877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200).

Last Updated 2/27/2007 communications@fdic.gov