Skip Header

Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Home > News & Events > Inactive Financial Institution Letters

Inactive Financial Institution Letters


April 10, 2002

SUBJECT: Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons

On March 27, 2002, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended its listing of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons by adding the following entity as a Specially Designated Terrorist, a Foreign Terrorist Organization, and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT). Its assets must be blocked immediately.

  • Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade (a.k.a. Al-Aqsa Martyrs Battallion)
The following SDGTs have now also been designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations:
  • Asbat Al-Ansar
  • Salafist Group For Call and Combat (a.k.a. GSPC; a.k.a. Le Groupe Salafiste Pour La Predication Et Le Combat; a.k.a. Salafist Group For Preaching and Combat; a.k.a. GSPC)
Attached is a copy of the OFAC bulletin announcing the changes. Also attached is information from OFAC containing all changes to the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons since January 1, 2002. OFAC has asked that we distribute the information to all FDIC-supervised institutions so records can be checked for accounts that are required to be blocked. OFAC information also may be found on the Internet at .

Please distribute this information to the appropriate personnel in your institution. For further information about Executive Orders, the list of blocked accounts or the procedures to block accounts, please call OFAC's Compliance Programs Division at 1-800-540-6322.

For your reference, all FDIC Financial Institution Letters published since January of 1995 may be found on the FDIC's Web site at under "Newsroom, Events & FOIA." To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Financial Institution Letters through e-mail, please visit

Michael J. Zamorski

Attachments: May be accessed from

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, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 04/10/2002

Skip Footer back to content