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ICBA’s Fine Launches Blog Dedicated Solely to Community Bank Issues

Features Regular Contributions about Community Banks and ICBA Advocacy Efforts

Washington, D.C. (January 14, 2010)—Camden R. Fine, president and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), today launched Finer Points, a blog that will feature regular contributions about the community banking industry and ICBA’s advocacy efforts.

“I’m looking forward to having this new online platform to share ICBA’s views and opinions about the issues and concerns of our nation’s more than 8,000 community banks,” Fine said. “As our country continues to feel the pain from the economic fallout caused by Wall Street and the nation’s too-big-to-fail institutions, it’s more important than ever that the voice of Main Street community banks is heard loud and clear so that community banks can continue to serve the needs of their local customers for generations to come.”

In his first Finer Points blog entry, Fine outlines the core principles of ICBA. “If I didn’t believe passionately in the importance of community banks, I couldn’t do my job,” Fine wrote. “And if I didn’t believe just as passionately in the core principles of ICBA, I couldn’t head up the only organization that speaks exclusively for community banks.”

Fine’s blog will be updated weekly and as vital community banking issues arise.

To read Fine’s blog, and to subscribe, visit http://camfine.wordpress.com/.