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Financial Institution Letter
Special Alert

SUBJECT: Focus International, Ltd., Antigua, West Indies

Focus International, Ltd., an offshore registration in Dominica, West Indies, operating from Antigua, West Indies, is soliciting deposits on the Internet. Deposits in Focus International, Ltd., are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), nor is the entity authorized, supervised or regulated by any U.S. financial institution regulatory agency. Anyone considering transactions with Focus International, Ltd., should exercise careful due diligence before proceeding.

Please forward any information concerning this entity to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-6012, Washington, D.C. 20429.

Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr.

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, N.W., Room 100, Washington, D.C. 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200). Electronic copies of FDIC FILs and Press Releases are available on the FDIC web site: /banknews

Last Updated: October 27, 1997