In accordance with Section 326 of the USA PATRIOT ACT signed October 26, 2001, all persons are subject to the identity verification requirements even though they may be a long term customer of and well known to Republic Bank of Chicago (also known as the “Bank”). For the purpose of the regulation, an “account” includes every formal banking relationship that entails ongoing services, dealing or transactions. Some examples are a deposit account, loan, trust relationship or safe deposit box rental. If you request under the new regulatory requirements, the Bank will request documentary verification of your identity, such as a driver’s license or passport and/or it will verify your identity through other non-documentary methods. Similar identification requirements apply to business entities such as corporations and partnerships. In all cases, protection of our customer’s identity and confidentiality is the Bank’s pledge to you. We proudly support all efforts to protect and maintain the security of our customers and our country.