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Financial Institution Letter


SUBJECT:Delays in Mail Delivery to FDIC Addressees in Washington, DC

Since October 22, 2001, mail service provided by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) addressees in Washington, DC, has been disrupted, causing delays in mail delivery to the FDIC. The delays are the result of measures that the USPS has taken to protect federal employees from anthrax. The two FDIC addresses affected are:

550 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20429


801 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20434

Considering these circumstances, you may wish to send any time-sensitive mail to FDIC addressees in Washington, DC, using alternative services. Private overnight carriers, electronic mail and facsimile transmission are possibilities. In addition, the FDIC can receive mail in its offices in Arlington, Virginia. USPS service to this address has not been affected by the anthrax crisis. Should you choose this alternative, please use the following address:

3501 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22226

Please remember to include the addressee's name and room number when using the Virginia address.

For more information, please contact Ed Barrese, Assistant Director in the Division of Administration, on (202) 942-3872.

Arleas Upton Kea


FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)


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: December 21, 2001