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State Treasurer to attend AARP Day during session





OFFICE OF THE STATE TREASURER

RICHARD L. SATTGAST, STATE TREASURER


MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2017

MEDIA CONTACT: Laura Wilson, Laura.Wilson@state.sd.us, 773-3378

 

State Treasurer to attend AARP Day during session

 

What:         The State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division will set up a booth in the Capital to return unclaimed property to the rightful owners.

 

Where:       State Capital Building, Rotunda, Pierre

 

When:        Tuesday January 24, 2017 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

 

Why:          The State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division will attend AARP Day during Session in Pierre Tuesday to return unclaimed funds to South Dakotans. 


Unclaimed property refers to accounts, in financial institutions, businesses and government agencies that have had no activity for three years or longer.

Currently, the Unclaimed Property Division is holding over $344 million in unclaimed funds. This year alone we have already given back $19.2 million. The state holds the money in a custodial capacity until the money can be returned to the rightful owners.

“Our goal is to put money back into the hands of South Dakotans,” Treasurer Rich Sattgast said. “That money ultimately makes its way into our economy which is good for our state.”


To check for unclaimed property, visit www.sdtreasurer.gov or call the unclaimed property hotline at 1-866-357-2547 to talk to an unclaimed property representative directly.

 

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