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PRESS RELEASE 07-05
February 28, 2007
Contact: Alana Golden, Public Information Officer
(916) 323-7012 or (916) 322-5966
www.dfi.ca.gov

Department of Financial Institutions enters into a Settlement Agreement with G&T Continental, Inc.

(San Francisco, CA) - California Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) Commissioner Michael A. Kelley announced today that he has entered into a Settlement Agreement with G&T Continental, Inc. ("G&T"), a licensed money transmitter. G&T received a license from DFI on December 15, 2004, to engage in business as a money transmitter pursuant to Financial Code Chapter 14 (Section 1800).

DFI and G&T mutually agreed to enter into the Settlement Agreement ("Agreement") in recognition of their common goals to ensure safety and soundness and compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.

The Agreement was based on an investigation by DFI's Examinations and Legal Divisions. G&T has paid $2,500 to the Department, and the Commissioner has agreed to release G&T from any liability resulting from alleged violations of the California Financial Code related to untimely submission of reports.

DFI supervises over 700 financial institutions with assets totaling over $290 billion. The Department is responsible for administering state laws regulating state-licensed financial institutions: banks, credit unions, industrial banks, savings associations, trust companies, offices of foreign banks, issuers of travelers' checks and payment instruments (money orders), and transmitters of money abroad. DFI reports to Business, Transportation & Housing Agency Secretary Dale E. Bonner and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.