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ICBA Releases Community Bank Locator iPhone Application

Washington, D.C. (September 22, 2009)—The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today launched the first community bank locater software application that allows consumers to find community banks in their area via their personal iPhone and iTouch devices.

“As the voice for our nation’s nearly 8,000 community banks, ICBA is thrilled to offer consumers a convenient way to search for their local community bank at the touch of a finger,” said Chris Lorence, ICBA senior vice president of marketing. “This new tool will give consumers an easy way to find a community bank in their area so they can take advantage of the superior customer service, trustworthy expertise and quality financial service products that only a community bank can offer.”

The application is free and uses the iPhone and iTouch to provide pinpoint directions to the community bank of the consumer’s choice. Additionally, most community bank Web sites are “clickable” and the application includes addresses and contact information, while providing Apple’s GPS navigation to the selected community bank.

The ICBA community bank locator can be downloaded by using an iPhone, iTouch or iTunes. The locator can be viewed online at www.icba.org.