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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Division of Supervision

550 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20429

Customer Brochure On Year 2000 Date Change
June 26, 1998



FDIC Consumer Information Brochure on the Year 2000 Date Change


The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's (FFIEC) recent guidance on Year 2000
customer awareness programs indicated the FFIEC was developing a customer brochure
highlighting the efforts of financial institutions and the FFIEC to address the Year 2000
computer problem (see FIL-52-98, dated May 13, 1998).
The brochure, The Year 2000 Date Change, is now available to the public and is being issued
by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).



The brochure:

Addresses basic consumer questions about the potential effects of the Year 2000 date
change on financial institutions,
Reassures consumers that the industry and regulators are taking appropriate steps to
address the problem, and
Reminds consumers that the Year 2000 date change will not affect their FDIC deposit
insurance coverage.

Currently, the brochure is available only in English. The FDIC plans to develop a Spanish
version later in the year.


The brochure may be reprinted in its entirety without permission from the FDIC. The brochure
also may be customized to fit the needs of your institution. However, unless the brochure text is
used in its entirety, without modification, the FDIC logo may not be used and the brochure may
not be attributed to the FDIC.
Procedures for Obtaining Copies of the Brochure
Camera-Ready Art to Make Your Own Reprints: Due to the substantial demand anticipated for
this brochure, the FDIC is providing all FDIC-insured institutions with the attached camera-ready
art that they may use to produce their own supplies of the brochure.
Copies Available Directly from the FDIC: A copy of the brochure can be downloaded from the
FDIC's Internet site. The brochure is located at:
Single copies of the brochure may be obtained from the FDIC's Public Information Center by
writing, faxing or e-mailing your request: Write to: FDIC Public Information Center 801 17th
Street, NW, Room 100 Washington, DC 20434 Fax: (703) 562-2296 Email: Bulk quantities of the brochure, up to 50 copies per institution, may be

obtained by faxing your request to the FDIC Warehouse at (703) 516-5201. Your request should
be written on your institution's letterhead. Your request must include a contact name, a
telephone number where the contact may be reached, the title of the document, and the number
of copies requested.
For further information about The Year 2000 Date Change, please call Edward Silberhorn,
Consumer Affairs Specialist in the FDIC's Division of Compliance and Consumer Affairs, at
(202) 942-3425.
Carmen J. Sullivan
Director Division of Compliance and Consumer Affairs

Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr.
Director Division of Supervision


Attachment: FDIC brochure, The Year 2000 Date Change (No electronic attachment available)
Distribution: Insured Banks (Commercial and Savings) and Insured U.S. Branches of Foreign



NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's
Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-2766003 or (703) 562-2200).