Subject: Short Restrictions... Omissions...

September 19, 2008

Dear Sir/Madam,

It would seem to me that COF, MTB, and FITB should have been listed among the stocks where short selling is temporarily restricted.

Kevin J. St. Pierre
Vice President, Senior Analyst - Mid-Cap Banks
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC
A subsidiary of AllianceBernstein L.P.