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Nationwide Year 2000 Seminars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR-48-98 (7-23-98)
Media Contact:
Phil Battey (202) 898-6993

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, in conjunction with other federal banking regulators and various state and local banking associations, is presenting one-day seminars focusing on Year 2000 date change issues. The seminars, presented for bankers, cover a variety of Year 2000 topics, with special emphasis on testing for Year 2000 readiness and undertaking contingency planning in keeping with Y2K guidance provided by the FDIC and the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC). The seminars include question-and-answer sessions with agency representatives. Seminars began in June and will be held through September. The dates, locations, and a contact telephone number for each seminar are attached and have also been posted on the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/about/y2k. As additional dates are secured, this schedule will be updated. To reserve a seat at the seminar of your choice, or for more information, please call one of the contact telephone numbers listed in the attachment or contact your FDIC Division of Supervision Regional Office.

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Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's 10,779 banks and savings associations and it promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed.

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