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OCC Names John C. Lyons to Head Supervision Policy

WASHINGTON – The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced today that John C. Lyons, Jr. has been appointed Senior Deputy Comptroller for Bank Supervision Policy and Chief National Bank Examiner, while David K. Wilson has been named Examiner-in-Charge of Citibank.

The two men are essentially switching jobs, which will facilitate the transition for supervisory responsibilities at Citibank, one of the largest banks supervised by the OCC. Mr. Lyons is in his fifth year as Citibank EIC, and the OCC requires EICs to rotate out of their positions after five years.  Mr. Wilson has 30 years of experience in supervision and banking, including four years in the private sector as executive vice president at First Interstate Bancorp.  Mr. Lyons has 34 years of supervisory experience, including EIC and team leader positions at large, midsize and community banks.

“We are extremely fortunate to have two such seasoned and respected examiners willing to continue their service to the agency and the nation in these most challenging roles,” said acting Comptroller of the Currency John Walsh.  “Our large bank group deals with the most complex and challenging financial institutions in the world, and so the choice of EICs at these institutions is one of the most important decisions the agency makes.”

Both Mr. Lyons and Mr. Wilson have been designated senior national bank examiners, a title reserved for a small number of examiners who have distinguished themselves through exceptionally high-quality performance on bank supervision issues of systemic importance.

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