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Financial Institution Letter

Foreign Assets Control Act

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to BSA Compliance Officer)
SUBJECT: Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons
Summary: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control has added several entries to its list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons.

On April 30, 2004, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added and amended entries to its list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDNs). The additions are listed below.

  • ALLANE, Hacene (a.k.a. ABDELHAY, al-Sheikh; a.k.a. AHCENE, Cheib; a.k.a. "Abu al-Foutouh;" a.k.a. "Boulahia;" a.k.a. "Hassan the Old"), DOB 17 Jan 1941; POB El Menea, Algeria (individual) (SDGT)

  • DJERMANE, Kamel (a.k.a. "Adel;" a.k.a. "Bilal;" a.k.a. "Fodhil"), DOB 1965; POB Oum el Bouaghi, Algeria; nationality Algerian (individual) (SDGT)

  • EL-AICH, Dhou (a.k.a. "Abdel Hak"), DOB 5 Aug 1964; POB Debila, Algeria (individual) (SDGT)

  • ZERFAOUI, Ahmad (a.k.a. "Abdalla;" a.k.a. "Abdullah;" a.k.a. "Abu Cholder;" a.k.a. "Abu Khaoula;" a.k.a. "Nuhr;" a.k.a. "Smail"), DOB 15 Jul 1963; POB Chrea, Algeria (individual) (SDGT)

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, FDIC Financial Institution Letters may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at . To learn how to automatically receive FDIC Financial Institution Letters through e-mail, please visit .

Michael J. Zamorski
Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection

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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 (1-877-275-3342 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated: May 7, 2004