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ICBA Bancard Appoints Minnesota Community Banker to Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. (June 24, 2010)—ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), today announced the appointment of Noah W. Wilcox, president, CEO and vice chairman of Grand Rapids State Bank in Grand Rapids, Minn., to director on the ICBA Bancard board of directors.

“We are pleased to welcome Noah as a director to the board of ICBA Bancard,” said John Buhrmaster, ICBA Bancard chairman and president of 1st National Bank of Scotia, Scotia, N.Y. “As a longtime credit card issuer, Noah understands the needs of community bank credit card issuers and their customers. This coupled with Noah’s ICBA experience and leadership role make him a true asset to ICBA Bancard. We look forward to working with him on important payments services initiatives during this critical time.”

An active ICBA member, Wilcox also serves as at-large director on the ICBA Executive Committee and as a member of the ICBA Congressional Affairs, Policy Development, Strategic Planning and Tax committees. Additionally, Wilcox serves as treasurer and director for the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota (ICBM)—a role he has held since 2007—and as a member of ICBM’s Legislative and Executive committees. He is also slated to begin his one-year term as chairman of ICBM in August 2012.

Serving on the ICBA Bancard board of directors with Wilcox are Buhrmaster; special advisor Charles T. Doyle, chairman and CEO, Texas First Bank, Texas City, Texas; John V. Evans Jr., CEO, D.L. Evans Bank, Burley, Idaho; Jack E. Hopkins, president and CEO, CorTrust Bank, N.A., Sioux Falls, S.D.; William C. Rosacker, president, United Bankers’ Bank, Bloomington, Minn.; Charles L. Saeman, chairman TCM Bank, N.A., and chairman, State Bank of Cross Plains, Cross Plains, Wis.; Mark A. Schroeder, president and CEO, American Bancorp Inc., Jasper, Ind.; Judith Sullivan, president, Michigan Association of Community Bankers, East Lansing, Mich.; and Samuel A. Vallandingham, vice president and CIO, The First State Bank, Barboursville, W.Va.