Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Bank Alert

Alert Number: FDIC SA-178-2006

DATE: June 29, 2006

TO: Chief Executive Officer (also of interest to Security Officer)

SUBJECT: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks

Counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the name City Bank, Everett, Washington, are reportedly in circulation.

City Bank, Lubbock, Texas, has contacted the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to report that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the institution's name are in circulation.

The counterfeit items bear the routing number 111301737, which is assigned to City Bank, but are dissimilar to authentic checks. The counterfeit items are green and display the bank's name and an "Everett, WA" address in the top-center portion of the item directly above a telephone number, which is not associated with the bank. A description of security features is embedded in the top border of the counterfeit items.

Authentic checks display the bank's name in cursive font, a logo and the words "MEMBER FDIC" in the top-center portion of the check. Authentic checks are blue and include a description of security features vertically along the right margin.

Any information you have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:

Julie Beene
Vice President, Risk Management
City Bank Texas
5219 City Bank Parkway
Lubbock, Texas 79407
Telephone: (800) 687-2265
Fax: (806) 771-3343
E-mail: jbeene@citybanktexas.com