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Joint Release
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Office of Thrift Supervision

For Immediate Release
June 9, 2008

Federal Banking Agencies Announce Third Annual Interagency Minority Depository Institutions National Conference July 16-18, 2008 - Chicago, Illinois

WASHINGTON — The federal bank and thrift regulatory agencies announced today the agenda and keynote speaker for the 2008 Interagency Minority Depository Institutions (MDI) National Conference. The theme of this year’s conference for federally insured MDIs will be "Know Your Business, Grow Your Business." This year's keynote speaker will be Robert L. Johnson, founder and Chairman, The RLJ Companies.

Representatives from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve Board, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and Office of Thrift Supervision will address a wide range of issues regarding the challenges MDIs face today in ensuring their long-term success and viability.

The 2008 Interagency Minority Depository Institutions National Conference will be held at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, from July 16-18, 2008.

Confirmed participants include:

FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair
FRB Governor Randall Kroszner
OCC Comptroller John Dugan
OTS Director John Reich

Conference details and registration information are available at:
http://www.fdic.gov/regulations/resources/minority/national_conference.html.


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FDIC-PR-45-2008

Media Contacts:

FDIC David Barr 202-898-6992
FRB Susan Stawick 202-452-2955
OCC Dean DeBuck 202 874-5770
OTS William Ruberry 202-906-6677






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