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FE D E R A L R E S E R V E BANK
O F NEW YORK

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A u gu st 5, 1949
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LEVA DEPOSITS AND CREDIT BALANCES IN BULGARIA

To all Member Banks, and Others Concerned,
in the Second Federal Beserve D istrict:

We have been requested to bring to your attention Press Release
No. 518 of July 6, 1949, of the Department of State which is printed on
the reverse side of this circular.

The release requests American

nationals holding leva deposits or credit balances in Bulgaria and
matured Bulgarian State leva bonds or other matured leva obliga­
tions of the Government of Bulgaria to communicate with the Depart­
ment of State, Division of Financial Affairs, Washington 25, D. C.,
for further particulars.
Additional copies of this circular will be furnished upon request.




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July 6, 1949
No. 518
The Department of State announced today that it is interested in
communicating with American nationals (natural persons or corpora­
tions, partnerships, or other forms of association) who hold leva
deposits or credit balances with banks or other financial institutions,
including the postal savings system, in Bulgaria and matured Bulgarian
State leva bonds or other matured leva obligations of the Government
of Bulgaria.
Such persons who are interested in converting their holdings of
this nature into United States dollars are requested to write immedi­
ately to the Department of State, Division of Financial Affairs, Wash­
ington 25, D. C., for further particulars. The communication to the
Department in this respect should consist of a sworn statement, in
duplicate, containing a full description of the holdings and should
indicate the time and manner of the acquisition of the ownership or
other interests in the funds. In the case of deposits the name and
address of the Bulgarian bank or other depository should be stated, as
well as the type of deposit or credit balance involved and the present
or last known leva balance. In the case of matured leva bonds of the
Government of Bulgaria the statement should indicate the present loca­
tion of the securities. The statement also should contain a specific
reference to the nationality of the inquirer, indicating in the case of
native-born citizens the place and date of birth in the United States
supported by a certified copy of birth certificate, and in the case of
naturalized citizens the date and place of birth, the date and place of
naturalization, the designation of the court in which naturalized and
the number of the naturalization certificate. An American corporation,
partnership, or other form of association should furnish (1) a certified
copy of charter or articles of incorporation, including amendments, or
a certified copy of partnership agreement, including amendments, (2)
proof of citizenship of officers and directors of the corporation or of
the partners, (3) affidavit of an officer of the corporation as to citizen­
ship of stockholders as far as known.





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