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Information for Claimants in Washington Mutual Bank

On September 25, 2008, Washington Mutual Bank was closed by the Office of Thrift Supervision and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was named receiver. Subsequent to the closure, JPMorgan Chase acquired the assets and most of the liabilities, including covered bonds and other secured debt, of Washington Mutual Bank from the FDIC as Receiver for Washington Mutual Bank. Any claims by equity, subordinated and senior unsecured debt holders were not acquired.

There was no publicly-owned stock in Washington Mutual Bank. If you are an equity shareholder, your shares are in Washington Mutual, Inc., the holding company for Washington Mutual Bank, and not the Bank. Washington Mutual, Inc., and the interests of equity, debt holders or other creditors of Washington Mutual, Inc., are not included in the closure or receivership of the Bank. Washington Mutual, Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, September 26th. Please contact Washington Mutual, Inc. directly for information about this bankruptcy proceeding.

If you hold senior unsecured debt, subordinated debt, or other claims in Washington Mutual Bank then you should file a claim in the receivership for recovery of any amounts that may be due to you. Please note that under federal law, 12 U.S.C. 1821(d)(11), claims by subordinated debt holders are paid only after all claims by general creditors of the institution. At this time, the FDIC as Receiver for Washington Mutual Bank does not anticipate that subordinated debt holders of the bank will receive any recovery on their claims.

All claims against Washington Mutual Bank, together with proof of the claims, must be submitted in writing to the Receiver at the following address:

FDIC as Receiver of Washington Mutual Bank
1601 Bryan Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Attention: Claims Agent




Last Updated 9/29/2008 communications@fdic.gov