Missing Stock Certificates of Bell Atlantic Corporation
The FDIC has learned that approximately 4,000 common stock
certificates of Bell Atlantic Corporation, CUSIP Number 077853 10
9, are missing and presumed stolen.
The certificates are numbered BA400001 through BA402000, and
BA550001 through BA552000. The certificates are complete except
for the stockholder's name and the number of shares. Any
completion of these two blank items is unauthorized and the
resulting certificate is considered counterfeit. A specimen of
one of the missing certificates is attached.
If you have any information about these certificates, Bell
Atlantic requests that you call 1-800-326-5677. Please also
notify the nearest office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Information also may be forwarded to FDIC's Special Activities
Section, 550 17th Street, N.W., Room F-612, Washington, D.C.
Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr.
Attachment: (stock certificate facsimile, not available
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, N.W., Room 100, Washington, D.C. 20434 (800-276-6003 or
(703) 562-2200). An electronic version of this press release is
available at the FDIC website, /banknews
-- then go to Financial Institution Letters.