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Guardian Trust Company, FSB (In Organization)

FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

IN RE: Guardian Trust Company, FSB (In Organization) New York, New York

Application for Federal Deposit Insurance (Savings Association Insurance Fund)

ORDER

The undersigned, acting under delegated authority, has fully considered all facts and information relevant to the factors of Section 6 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act relating to the application for Federal deposit insurance for Guardian Trust Company, FSB, a proposed new limited-purpose Federal savings bank to be located at 7 Hanover Square, New York, New York, and has concluded that the application should be approved.

Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED, for the reasons set forth in the attached Statement, that the application submitted by Guardian Trust Company, FSB for Federal deposit insurance be, and the same hereby is, approved subject to the following conditions:

1. That beginning paid-in-capital funds of not less that $5,000,000 be provided, of which not less than $2,000,000 shall be allocated to common stock and $3 ,000,000 to surplus;

2. That any changes in proposed management or proposed ownership (10 percent or more of stock), including new acquisitions of or subscriptions to 10 percent or more of stock, will render this commitment null and void unless such proposal is approved by the Regional Director of the FDIC's New York Regional Office ("Regional Director") prior to opening of the bank;

3. That Federal deposit insurance shall not become effective unless and until the applicant has been established as a Federal savings bank, that it has authority to conduct a banking business, and that its establishment and operation as a bank have been fully approved by appropriate Federal authorities;

4. That The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, a financial services holding company, obtain approval from the Office of Thrift Supervision to acquire voting stock control of the bank prior to its opening;

5. That the insured institution shall be engaged in the business of receiving deposits, other than trust funds;

6. That if deposit insurance has not become effective within twelve months from the date of the ORDER, or unless, in the meantime a request for an extension of time has been approved by the FDIC, the consent granted shall expire at the end of the said twelve-month period; and

7. That until the date that this conditional commitment for deposit insurance becomes effective, the FDIC shall have the right to alter, suspend, or withdraw the said commitment should any interim development be deemed to warrant such action.

Dated at Washington, D.C., this 20th day of April, 1999.

James L. Sexton
Director
Division of Supervision


FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION

IN RE: Guardian Trust Company, FSB New York, New York
Application for Federal Deposit Insurance (Savings Association Insurance Fund)

STATEMENT

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 5 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1815), an application for Federal deposit insurance with membership in the Savings Association Insurance Fund has been filed on behalf of Guardian Trust Company, FSB (Guardian FSB), a proposed new Federal savings bank to be located at 7 Hanover Square, New York, New York.

Guardian FSB's sole shareholder will be The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. Guardian FSB's focus will be solely on trust services. By virtue of having a Federal savings bank charter, Guardian FSB will be able to exercise trust powers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

For the purposes of this proposal, the investment in fixed assets is reasonable, capital is adequate, future earnings prospects are favorable, and management is considered satisfactory. No formal objections to this application have been filed with the FDIC. Corporate powers to be exercised are consistent with the purpose of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. No undue risk to the Savings Association Insurance Fund is apparent.

Accordingly, based upon a careful evaluation of all available facts and information, the Director, pursuant to delegated authority. has concluded that approval of the application is warranted.

DIRECTOR
DIVISION OF SUPERVISION
FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION



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