September 29, 2008

Richmond Fed Ready to Provide Liquidity in Wachovia Transition

Richmond, VA

The banking operations of Wachovia Corp., which is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., are being acquired by Citigroup Inc. The transaction is being facilitated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and concurred with by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and the Secretary of the Treasury.

Citigroup will acquire the bulk of Wachovia's assets and liabilities, including five depository institutions and assume senior and subordinated debt of Wachovia. Wachovia will continue to own AG Edwards and Evergreen.

In support of this transition, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond stands ready to provide liquidity as needed.

The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia. As part of the nation's central bank, we're one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that work together with the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors to strengthen the economy and our communities. We manage the nation's money supply to keep inflation low and help the economy grow. We also supervise and regulate financial institutions to help safeguard our nation's financial system and protect the integrity and efficiency of our payments system.


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