The USA Patriot Act


CERTIFICATION REGARDING CORRESPONDENT ACCOUNTS FOR FOREIGN BANKS

The information contained in this Certification is sought pursuant to Sections 5318(j) and 5318(k) of Title 31 of the United State Code, as added by sections 313 and 319(b) of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-56).

This Certification should be completed by any foreign bank that maintains a correspondent account with any U.S. bank or broker-dealer in securities (a covered financial institution as defined in 31 CFR 1010.605(e)). An entity that is not a foreign bank is not required to complete this Certification.

A foreign bank is a bank organized under foreign law and located outside of the United States (see definition at 31 CFR 1010.100(u)). A bank includes offices, branches, and agencies of commercial banks or trust companies, private banks, national banks, thrift institutions, credit unions, and other organizations chartered under banking laws and supervised by banking supervisors of any state (see definition at 31 CFR 1010.100(d)).
[A “foreign bank” does not include any foreign central bank or monetary authority that functions as a central bank, or any international financial institution or regional development bank formed by treaty or international agreement.]

A correspondent account for a foreign bank is any account to receive deposits from, make payments or other disbursements on behalf of a foreign bank, or handle other financial transactions related to the foreign bank.

Special instructions for foreign branches of U.S. banks: A branch or office of a U.S. bank outside the United State is a foreign bank. Such a branch or office is not required to complete this Certification with respect to Correspondent Accounts with U.S. branches and offices of the same U.S. bank.

Special instructions for covering multiple branches on a single Certification: A foreign bank may complete one Certification for its branches and offices outside the United States. The Certification must list all of the branches and offices that are covered and must include the information required in Part C for each branch or office that maintains a Correspondent Account with a Covered Financial Institution. Use attachment sheets as necessary.

A. The undersigned financial institution, The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland (“Foreign Bank”), on behalf of its foreign branches that maintain correspondent accounts, listed in appendix 1, hereby certifies as follows:

 

B. Correspondent Accounts Covered by this Certification:

[X] This Certification applies to all accounts established for Foreign Bank by Covered Financial Institutions.

 

C. Physical Presence/Regulated Affiliate Status: Check one box and complete the blanks.

[X] Each Foreign Bank listed in Appendix 1 maintains a physical presence in the country specified. That means:

  • Foreign Bank has a place of business at the following street addresses: as described in Appendix 1, where Foreign Bank employs one or more individuals on a full-time basis and maintains operating records related to its banking activities.
  • The above address is in as described in Appendix 1(insert country), where Foreign Bank is authorized to conduct banking activities.
  • Foreign Bank is subject to inspection by, as described in Appendix 1,(insert Banking Authority), the banking authority that licensed Foreign Bank to conduct banking activities.
[ ] Foreign Bank does not have a physical presence in any country, but Foreign Bank is a regulated affiliate. That means:

  • Foreign Bank is an affiliate of a depository institution, credit union, or a
    foreign bank that maintains a physical presence at the following street address:_________,where it employs one or more persons on a full-time basis and maintains operating records related to its banking activities.
  • The above address is in ______(insert country), where the depository institution, credit union, or foreign bank is authorized to conduct banking activities.
  • Foreign Bank is subject to supervision by_____, (insert Banking Authority), the same banking authority that regulates the depository institution, credit union, or foreign bank.
[ ]Foreign Bank does not have a physical presence in a country and is not a regulated affiliate.

 

D. Indirect Use of Correspondent Accounts: Check box to certify.

[X] No Correspondent Account maintained by a Covered Financial Institution may be used to indirectly provide banking services to certain foreign banks. Foreign Bank hereby certifies that it does not use any Correspondent Account with a Covered Financial Institution to indirectly provide banking services to any foreign bank that does not maintain a physical presence in any country and that is not a regulated affiliate.

 

E. Ownership Information: Check box 1 or 2 below, if applicable.

[X] 1. Form FR Y-7 is on file. Foreign Bank has filed with the Federal Reserve Board a current Form FR Y-7 and has disclosed its ownership information on Item 4 of Form FR Y-7.

 

[ ] 2. Foreign Bank’s shares are publicly traded. Publicly traded means that the shares are traded on an exchange or an organized over-the-counter market that is regulated by a foreign securities authority as defined in section 3(a)(50) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(50)).

 

F. Process Agent: complete the following.

The following individual or entity: The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland, Connecticut Branch, US Head of Compliance, is a resident of the United States at the following street address: 680 Washington Blvd. Stamford, CT 06901, and is authorized to accept service of legal process on behalf of Foreign Bank from the Secretary of the Treasury or the Attorney General of the United States pursuant to Section 5318(k) of title 31, United States Code.

G. General

Foreign Bank hereby agrees to notify in writing each Covered Financial Institution at which it maintains any Correspondent Account of any change in facts or circumstances reported in this Certification. Notification shall be given within 30 calendar days of such change.

Foreign Bank understands that each Covered Financial Institution at which it maintains a Correspondent Account may provide a copy of this Certification to the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General of the United States. Foreign Bank further understands that the statements contained in this Certification may be transmitted to one or more departments or agencies of the United States of America for the purpose of fulfilling such departments’ and agencies’ governmental functions.

I, Padraig Flannery, certify that I have read and understand this Certification, that the statements made in this Certification are complete and correct, and that I am authorized to execute this Certification.

Padraig Flannery
Group Head of Financial Crime Compliance
The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland

Padraig Flannery Image Signature

Executed on this 22 day of May, 2020

Received and reviewed by:

Name: ________________________________
Title: __________________________________
For: ___________________________________
[Name of Covered Financial Institution] 
Date: ________________

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