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Assistant Director,
Office of Public Affairs (OPA)

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Senior Writer-Editor, OPA

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FDIC Consumer News is produced quarterly by the Office of Public Affairs, in cooperation with other FDIC Divisions and Offices. It is intended to present information in a nontechnical way and is not intended to be a legal interpretation of FDIC regulations and policies. Mention of a product, service or company does not constitute an endorsement.

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    FDIC Consumer News
    550 17th Street, NW
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Washington, DC 20434
Toll-free phone: (877) 275-3342 or (703) 562-2200 (Washington area)
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