· Washington Mutual Bank is a federally-chartered savings association located in Stockton, California, pursuant to Federal Stock Charter No. 4539, declared effective on December 28, 1988 by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. Attached as Exhibit A is a true and correct copy of the Federal Stock Charter of Washington Mutual Bank, FA, formerly known as American Savings Bank, F.A., as amended by the Consent of Shareholders in Lieu of Meeting dated September 23, 1997, reflecting that, on June 17, 1997, American Savings Bank, F.A. amended the Federal Stock Charter to change its corporate title to Washington Mutual Bank, FA, and that, effective April 4, 2005, Washington Mutual Bank, FA amended the Federal Stock Charter to change its corporate title to Washington Mutual Bank and amended its Bylaws to provide that Washington Mutual Bank also may do business under the name Washington Mutual Bank, FA. See United States v. Chapel, 41 F.3d 1338, 1342 (9th Cir. 1994) (fact of bank s FDIC-insured status was proper subject of judicial notice); United States v. Phillips, 427 F.2d 1035, 1037 (9th Cir. 1970) (same).
· On January 1, 2005, Washington Mutual Bank merged into Washington Mutual Bank, FA. Attached hereto as Exhibit B is a true and correct copy of an Office of Thrift Supervision Certificate of Succession in Interest reflecting this merger and the related amendments to Washington Mutual Bank s Federal Stock Charter and Bylaws.