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December 2006

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22-Dec-06ICBA Applauds Housing Finance Board’s Action On Home Loan Bank Retained Earnings
21-Dec-06ICBA Applauds Enactment of Health Saving Account Improvements
18-Dec-06ICBA Commends the SEC for Deferring Sox Section 404 Due Dates
14-Dec-06ICBA Praises New Health Savings Account Enhancements
14-Dec-06ICBA Statement on NCUA Credit Union Conversion Rules
14-Dec-06ICBA Bancard Providers Receive Top Industry Rankings
13-Dec-06ICBA Independent Banker Magazine Receives Creative Awards
12-Dec-06Community Bankers Encourage Gift Givers to Start Saving for 2007 Holiday Season Now
07-Dec-06ICBA Commends Congress for Urging Six-Month Extension of ILC Moratorium
06-Dec-06ICBA Still Concerned Over Final CRE Guidance
05-Dec-06ICBA Commends Banking Agencies for Basel IA Proposal
01-Dec-06ICBA Backs SOX Efficiency Proposal
01-Dec-06ICBA Statement on GAO’s Credit Union Report

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November 2006

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28-Nov-06ICBA Selects Bank Property Advisors as Service Provider for Sale-Leaseback Solutions
20-Nov-06ICBA Joins Gulf Coast Rebuilding Challenge
20-Nov-06ICBA Offers Tips on Bank-Issued Gift Cards
16-Nov-06ICBA Statement on New SBA Lending Study
09-Nov-06Hopkins Joins ICBA as Deputy Chief Financial Officer
02-Nov-06ICBA Disappointed With FDIC 2007 Assessment Rates
01-Nov-06ICBA Selects Holtmeyer & Monson as Preferred Service Provider for SBA Lending Consulting

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October 2006

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31-Oct-06Security and Imaging Technology Make Gains ICBA Survey of Community Banks Shows
20-Oct-06ICBA Chief Economist Says Community Banks In Solid Shape Going into 2007
11-Oct-06ICBA Urges FDIC to Extend ILC Moratorium To Allow for Congressional Action
11-Oct-06ICBA and Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Join Forces to Offer Compliance University to ICBA Members
10-Oct-06ICBA Disappointed in FDIC Rule on One-Time Assessment
06-Oct-06Eight ICBA Women Bankers and ICBA Chairman Are Among Top Women in Banking
02-Oct-06ICBA Commends Congress for Passing Regulatory Relief

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September 2006

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28-Sep-06ICBA Applauds House Passage of Regulatory Relief Bill
28-Sep-06ICBA Asks FDIC to Extend Comment Period on ILCs
28-Sep-06ICBA’s Jorde Honored by U.S. Banker Magazine
26-Sep-06ICBA Raises Community Bank Concerns, Offers Alternatives to Basel II Plans
26-Sep-0633 State Community Bank Associations Endorse Gillmor-Frank Bill to Close ILC Loophole
25-Sep-06ICBA Urges FDIC to Keep Assessments Low
22-Sep-06ICBA Banking Conference Features Nationally Known Instructors/Federal Regulators
18-Sep-06ICBA Urges Regulators to Be Flexible in Proposed Identity Theft “Red Flags”
15-Sep-06ICBA Urges SEC to Defer SOX Section 404 Due Dates
14-Sep-06ICBA Raises Community Bank Concerns, Offers Alternatives to CRE and Basel II Plans
12-Sep-06ICBA Calls On Congress to Pass Disaster Relief for Farms and Ranches
07-Sep-06ICBA Teams with Congress to Raise Funds for Local Tutoring and Mentoring Programs
06-Sep-06ICBA Expands Mid-Atlantic Office to Include Maryland

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August 2006

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30-Aug-06ICBA Joins Readiness Coalition
29-Aug-06ICBA Criticizes Proposed NCUA Credit Union Conversion Rules
22-Aug-06ICBA Encourages Students to Establish Responsible Credit Habits
17-Aug-06ICBA Praises Pension Law at Presidential Signing Ceremony
15-Aug-06ICBA Supports FASB-AICPA Plan to Examine Ways to Improve Private Company Accounting
14-Aug-06ICBA Praises Lawmakers for New S Corp Reform
14-Aug-06ICBA Urges FDIC to “Follow the Charter” and “Follow the Deposit” in Allocating One-Time Assessment Credit
10-Aug-06ICBA Cautions Against Lowering Threshold for Wire Transfers
09-Aug-06ICBA Applauds SEC for Extending Implementation of SOX Section 404 Audit Rules
08-Aug-06ICBA Urges HUD to Allow Adequate Notice and Comment on GSE Goals and Predatory Lending
07-Aug-06ICBA Western Regional Director to Retire
04-Aug-06ICBA Urges FASB to Halt Split-Dollar Accounting Guidance

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July 2006

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28-Jul-06ICBA Statement on FDIC Moratorium on ILCs
28-Jul-06ICBA Asks Senate to Re-Examine Internet Gambling Bill Requirements
24-Jul-06ICBA, Groups Renew Call for Congress to Block Wal-Mart Bank
19-Jul-06ICBA Warns Congress Government Price Controls in Efficient Payments Network Will Harm America’s Economy
18-Jul-06Community Banks Offer Financial Tips For When Mother Nature Strikes
14-Jul-06ICBA Affirms Opposition to Proposed Finance Board Rule on Retained Earnings and Dividends
13-Jul-06ICBA Disappointed in FCA Termination Rule
12-Jul-06ICBA Tells Congress ‘It’s Time to Close the ILC Loophole’
10-Jul-06ICBA’s Jorde to Testify on Industrial Loan Corporations
10-Jul-06ICBA Applauds Introduction of Gillmor-Frank Legislation for Comprehensive ILC Reform
05-Jul-06ICBA Promotes Stetter to Director of State Relations

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June 2006

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29-Jun-06ICBA Statement on Henry Paulson as Treasury Secretary
28-Jun-06ICBA Commends U.S. House for Passing Flood Insurance Reform
23-Jun-06ICBA Criticizes NCUA’s Rules on Underserved Areas and Credit Union Conversions
23-Jun-06ICBA Repeats Call to Halt Proposed Commercial Real Estate Lending Guidance
20-Jun-06ICBA Offers Tips for Homebuyers
20-Jun-06ICBA Statement on Fed Gov. Mark Olson’s Appointment as Chairman of the PCAOB
19-Jun-06ICBA Statement on Confirmations of Sheila Bair as FDIC Chair and Donald Kohn as Fed Vice Chair
16-Jun-06Trade Groups Ask FHFB to Withdraw Proposed FHLB Retained Earnings Rule
13-Jun-06ICBA Asks Congress to Block USDA Fee Proposal on Farm Loan Programs
12-Jun-06ICBA Statement on Sen. Johnson’s Comments on Industrial Loan Corporations
08-Jun-06ICBA Applauds Congressional Call for ILC Moratorium
06-Jun-06ICBA Urges FDIC to Deny Home Depot Bank Request
06-Jun-06ICBA Hires Brown as Human Resources Director
06-Jun-06ICBA Names Top Performing Community Banks
05-Jun-06ICBA Opposes Change in FHLB Election Process

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May 2006

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30-May-06ICBA Statement on Treasury Secretary Snow’s Announced Retirement
30-May-06Independent Community Bankers of America Statement on Paulson Nomination
26-May-06ICBA Applauds Senate Passage of Regulatory Relief Bill
25-May-06‘Big Box’ Retailers Don’t Belong in Banking ICBA Tells Lawmakers
25-May-06ICBA Commends OTS for Ensuring Thrift Industry Safety and Soundness
24-May-06Rep. Oxley Receives ICBA’s Main Street Hero® Award
23-May-06Sen. Johnson Receives ICBA’s Main Street Hero® Award
22-May-06ICBA’s Community Bankers Make Their Voices Heard on Capitol Hill
19-May-06ICBA Statement on Governor Donald Kohn’s Nomination As FRB Vice Chairman
19-May-06ICBA Statement on Kathleen Casey’s Nomination As SEC Commissioner
18-May-06ICBA Commends Bachus-Frank Bill To Reduce Currency Transaction Reporting
18-May-06ICBA Statement on SEC Announcement Concerning SOX 404
17-May-06California Executive Joins ICBA
17-May-06ICBA Supports Feeney/DeMint Bill to Provide Relief from SOX for Smaller Public Companies
17-May-06ICBA Opposes USDA Proposal to Impose User Fees on Guaranteed Farm Loan Programs
12-May-06ICBA Statement on Wal-Mart’s Strategic Bank Hire
11-May-06ICBA Supports Right of Credit Unions To Choose Savings Bank Charter
10-May-06ICBA Statement on Home Depot Acquiring Lending ILC
10-May-06ICBA Applauds Legislation Blocking New USDA Guaranteed Loan User Fees
10-May-06Ease Sarbanes-Oxley for Small Companies ICBA Tells the SEC
10-May-06ICBA Statement on Wal-Mart Lease Testimony
09-May-06Community Banks Embrace Electronic Payments
09-May-06ICBA Commends Lawmakers For Advancing Key Tax Legislation
08-May-06ICBA Says Wal-Mart’s Bank Insurance Application Must Be Denied
04-May-06ICBA Supports Senate Regulatory Relief Legislation; Urges Further Changes
04-May-06ICBA Applauds Senate Passage Of Emergency Spending Bill
03-May-06ICBA Asks Congress to Adopt SEC Advisory Committee Recommendations on SOX 404
03-May-06ICBA Supports Bill to Beef Up Health Savings Accounts
02-May-06ICBA Statement on Nomination of Sheila Bair as FDIC Chairman

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April 2006

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28-Apr-06ICBA Calls for Fair Share Consideration for ‘In-District’ Community Banks Under AHP
25-Apr-06ICBA Securities Capital Markets Broadens Reach, Scope for Community Bank Stocks
20-Apr-06Bank Groups Applaud SEC Advisory Committee's Proposal for Smaller Public Company Relief
19-Apr-06ICBA Encourages Congress to Quickly Pass Bank Regulatory Relief
17-Apr-06ICBA Steps Up Pressure on Wal-Mart
13-Apr-06ICBA Urges Bank Regulators Not to Adopt Proposed Commercial Real Estate Lending Guidance
12-Apr-06ICBA Renews Strategic Relationship With Profit Technologies
10-Apr-06ICBA Asks FDIC to Deny Wal-Mart Federal Deposit Insurance
07-Apr-06ICBA Applauds Resolution Declaring April Financial Literacy Month
06-Apr-06ICBA Says America’s Small Businesses Deserve Better
05-Apr-06ICBA Calls for Substantial Revisions to Internet Gambling Bill
04-Apr-06ICBA Celebrates Community Banking Month
04-Apr-06ICBA Honors Community Banks for Outstanding Community Service
04-Apr-06ICBA and Community Bankers Ask SEC To Adopt SOX 404 Relief

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March 2006

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29-Mar-06ICBA Supports Strong GSE Regulator, Opposes Strict Portfolio Limits
29-Mar-06ICBA Statement on Proposed Data Security Legislation
28-Mar-06ICBA Urges NCUA to Follow Congressional Intent in Credit Union Law
28-Mar-06Trade Groups Urge Senate Banking Committee to Mark Up Reg Relief Legislation
23-Mar-06ICBA Applauds Lawmakers for Opposing Federal Deposit Insurance for Wal-Mart Bank
14-Mar-06ICBA Capital Markets Launches New Publication
14-Mar-06ICBA Applauds Quick Implementation of Higher Deposit Insurance Coverage for Retirement Accounts
13-Mar-06ICBA Says FCA Termination Proposal Needs Major Revisions
09-Mar-06ICBA and Microsoft Team Up To Provide Data Security Resources for Community Banks
09-Mar-06ICBA Announces 2006-2007 Executive Committee
08-Mar-06ICBA Announces 2006 Policy Priorities
08-Mar-06ICBA Applauds House Passage of Regulatory Relief Bill
07-Mar-06ICBA and Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Offer Automated IRA Tool
06-Mar-06Visiting ICBA Community Bankers Put Saw and Hammer to Work for Las Vegas Habitat
06-Mar-06Community Bankers Gather for 2006 ICBA National Convention and Techworld
03-Mar-06ICBA Applauds Reps. Oxley and Baker’s Support for SEC Authority
02-Mar-06ICBA Supports Risk-Based OFAC Enforcement Rules
01-Mar-06ICBA Adds DePierro to Government Relations Team
01-Mar-06ICBA Urges Congress to Pass Bank Regulatory Relief
01-Mar-06ICBA Calls on Congress to Reject Credit Unions’ Latest Expansion of Powers

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February 2006

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28-Feb-06ICBA Applauds Fed for Raising Small BHC Policy Statement Threshold
23-Feb-06ICBA Statement on FDIC’s Decision to Hold Hearings on Wal-Mart Bank Application
23-Feb-06ICBA’s Jorde to Testify before Senate Banking on Regulatory Relief for Community Banks
22-Feb-06ICBA Statement on Roger Ferguson's Resignation from the Federal Reserve Board
22-Feb-06ICBA Urges SEC to Adopt Advisory Panel Recommendation for Smaller Companies
22-Feb-06ICBA, Banking Trades Urge Congress to Adopt Meaningful Regulator Relief
22-Feb-06ICBA Congratulates New FinCEN Director
15-Feb-06ICBA Opposes Cuts in USDA Guaranteed Farm Loan Programs
14-Feb-06Community Bankers Offer Top Ten Safety Tips for Protecting Personal Information
09-Feb-06ICBA Encourages Direct Deposit of Social Security Benefits
08-Feb-06Deposit Insurance Reform Becomes Law ICBA Chairman Attends Signing Ceremony
02-Feb-06ICBA’s Statement on Rep. John Boehner’s Election as Majority Leader
01-Feb-06ICBA Applauds Congressional Passage of Landmark Deposit Insurance Reform

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January 2006

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31-Jan-06ICBA Statement on Chairman Greenspan’s 18-year Tenure as Federal Reserve Chairman
31-Jan-06ICBA Statement on Resignation of FinCEN Director Fox
31-Jan-06ICBA Statement on the Confirmation of Ben S. Bernanke as FRB Chairman
26-Jan-06ICBA Applauds Greenspan Statement on Industrial Loan Company Loophole
24-Jan-06ICBA Nominates New Slate of Officers
19-Jan-06ICBA Supports Revision of Basel I Capital Rules Urges Regulators to Examine ‘Competitive Disparities’
18-Jan-06Community Bank Investors, Executives Gather For ICBA Symposium
17-Jan-06Community Bankers Gather For 2006 National Convention and Techworld
17-Jan-06ICBA Statement on Farm Credit System’s “Horizons Project”
11-Jan-06ICBA/St. Paul Travelers Offer Identity Theft Insurance Coverage
10-Jan-06ICBA Reinsurance Declares Third Dividend
10-Jan-06ICBA Supports Proposed CRA Guidance
05-Jan-06ICBA Chief Economist Forecasts Solid Housing Market in 2006

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