WASHINGTON, Sept 15 The Federal Deposit
Insurance Corp is closely monitoring the market situation and
has taken steps to mitigate any impact on insured banks
resulting from Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc's LEH.N
bankruptcy filing, the agency's head said on Monday.
FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair reiterated that more than 98
percent of the banking industry is well capitalized, which is
the government's highest capital category.
Bair said in a statement that the FDIC does not comment on
specific open and operating institutions.
"We are closely monitoring the situation and have taken
steps to mitigate any impact on insured institutions that may
be directly affected by Lehman Brothers bankruptcy filing,"
(Reporting by John Poirier; editing by Carol Bishopric)