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SPECIAL ALERT

FIL-87-2002
August 12, 2002

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SUBJECT: Entities That May Be Conducting Banking Operations Without Authorization

The Central Bank of Belize has issued a warning about entities that are not licensed to provide banking and/or financial business in Belize. Any proposed transactions involving Trinity Savings Bank and Goldman & Stein should be viewed with extreme caution.

Please provide any information about these entities to Central Bank of Belize, P.O. Box 852, Belize City, Belize (telephone number: 501-223-6194; fax number: 501-223-5122; and e-mail address: cbbfssd@btl.net). This information, as well as information on any other unauthorized entities, also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-6012, Washington, DC 20429, or transmitted electronically to alert@fdic.gov.

For your reference, all FDIC Financial Institution Letters published since January of 1995 may be found on the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov under "Newsroom, Events & FOIA." To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Financial Institution Letters through e-mail, please visit http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/announcements/index.html

Michael J. Zamorski
Director

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 08/12/2002 communications@fdic.gov