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  (3)   Filing Party:    Federal Trust Corporation


  (4)   Date Filed:    May 12, 2006



May 9, 2006




Dear NAME:

On behalf of the management of Federal Trust Corporation, I would like to welcome you to Federal Trust and to thank you for your participation in our latest equity offering. With the additional capital, we will continue building a valuable banking franchise in Central Florida.

In accordance with the terms of the Purchase Agreement, on May 10, 2006, we filed the registration statement on Form S-3 for the shares you purchased in the PIPE. We will keep you posted on any comments that we receive regarding the filing and will notify you as soon as the registration is declared effective by the SEC.

Greg Smith, our Chief Financial Officer, and I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Christopher Buonafede during the road show and would like the opportunity to meet you and Chris on our next trip to New York. We will give you advance notice of our next visit to New York so as to schedule a convenient meeting time.

Hopefully by now you have received Federal Trust’s proxy materials, the 2005 Annual Report, the Proxy Statement and the GREEN Proxy Card. We would appreciate your support by voting in favor of the proposals listed on the GREEN Proxy Card, which include:


       The election of Kenneth W. Hill, a long-standing member of our Board and Chairman of our Audit Committee, and our newest Board member, Eric Reinhold, a local entrepreneur and Certified Financial Planner;


       The ratification of Hacker, Johnson & Smith, P.A. as our independent auditors for 2006; and


       To adjourn the Annual Meeting to solicit additional proxies, if necessary.

As we discussed during the road show, Keefe Managers, LLC is soliciting proxies in opposition to our proposals. If you have been contacted by Keefe Managers or have received a Proxy Statement and Proxy Card from Keefe Managers, we would request that you discard the White Proxy Card.

If you have any questions on the various proxy materials that were recently mailed, please feel free to call me. We are always available for any questions you may have, and our doors are always open should you be in the Orlando area. Again, thank you for your support.


/s/ James V. Suskiewich

James V. Suskiewich, Chairman,

Chief Executive Officer and President