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Financial Institution Letters


FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL ACT

FIL-38-2003
May 20, 2003

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (also of interest to BSA Officer)
SUBJECT: Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons
Summary: Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control has amended its list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons by adding new names, amending the listing for one entry and removing all "Unita" entries.

On May 8, 2003, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended its list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDNs) by adding four new Blocked Pending Investigation - Specially Designated Global Terrorist (BPI-SDGT) entries to the list; expanding the entry for Lajnat Al Daawa Al Islamiyya, an SDGT; and removing all "Unita" entries. A list of the changes to the SDN list since January 1, 2003, is attached.

OFAC has asked that we distribute this 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 www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/.

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.

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Michael J. Zamorski
Director

Attachments: CHANGES TO LIST OF SPE CIALLY DES IG NATED NA TION ALS AND BLOCKED PER SONS PDF (141 KB File - PDF Help or Hard Copy)

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

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Last Updated 05/20/2003 communications@fdic.gov