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					Texas Department of Banking
Date: September 10, 2008

            Texas Banking Department Issues Proclamation to
          Texas State Chartered Banks Affected by Hurricane Ike
Robert L. Bacon, Texas Interim Banking Commissioner, today issued a proclamation
allowing Texas state-chartered banks with offices in areas that may be affected by
Hurricane Ike to remain temporarily closed under Section 37.003 of the Texas Finance

In issuing this proclamation, Interim Commissioner Bacon said he expects that only those
bank offices directly affected by severe weather will remain closed. Financial institutions
or their customers needing additional information may contact the Texas Department of
Banking toll free at 1-877-893-6246 or by email at

Since 1905, the Texas Department of Banking has sought to ensure that Texas has a safe
and sound financial services system. Among other responsibilities, the Department of
Banking is the charterer and primary regulatory supervisor for Texas’ over 400 state-
chartered banks, trust companies, and foreign bank operations.

Department press releases and other information are available on the internet at, or by calling 877-276-5554.

     Contact: Interim Banking Commissioner Robert L. Bacon  Phone: (512) 475-1300 