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December 2009

DateTitle
22-Dec-09ICBA Community Bankers Meet with the President To Discuss Key Community Bank Issues
18-Dec-09Two ICBA Community Bankers Named to Fed’s Consumer Advisory Council
17-Dec-09ICBA/Travelers Program Pays Policyholder Dividend to ICBA Members
11-Dec-09ICBA Statement on House Regulatory Reform Bill Passage
10-Dec-09ICBA Opposes Cramdown Amendment to Financial Reform Bill
09-Dec-09ICBA Wants TARP Targeted For Main Street
07-Dec-09ICBA Announces Management Promotions
07-Dec-09ICBA Urges Congress to Pass Financial Reform Bill This Week
04-Dec-09ICBA Offers Tips for Using Bank-Issued Gift Cards
03-Dec-09ICBA Supports Identifying and Licensing Internet Gambling Operators
02-Dec-09ICBA: Community Banks Continue Lending to Small Businesses
02-Dec-09ICBA Lauds Committee Passage of Landmark Systemic-Risk Legislation

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November 2009

DateTitle
23-Nov-09ICBA Launches iHELP: Low-Cost Private Student Lending Community Bank Program
20-Nov-09ICBA Offers Tips for a More Safe and Secure Internet Shopping Experience
19-Nov-09ICBA Applauds Gutierrez-Manzullo Amendment That Bases FDIC Assessment on Assets, Protects America’s Taxpayers
19-Nov-09ICBA: GAO Report Shows Consumers Will Be Harmed If Congress Passes Misguided Interchange Legislation
19-Nov-09ICBA Lauds Passage of Key Amendments to Broaden Assessment Base and Protect Taxpayers
18-Nov-09ICBA Praises Reps. Kanjorski and Perlmutter for Amendments That Prevent Future Bailouts, End Too-Big-To-Fail
18-Nov-09ICBA Represents Nation’s Community Banks at Treasury and SBA Forum on Small Business Lending
17-Nov-09ICBA: Senate’s Overdraft Legislation Will Hinder Community Banks’ Ability To Offer Valuable Services; Mandatory Opt-In Has Adverse Effects
12-Nov-09ICBA Statement on FDIC Three-Year Prepaid Assessment
12-Nov-09New Overdraft Regulation Burdensome for Community Banks and Their Customers
10-Nov-09ICBA Expresses Serious Concerns with Single Regulator and CFPA Provisions in Senate Financial Reform Package
10-Nov-09ICBA Thanks Federal Reserve for Providing Reg Z Relief
06-Nov-09ICBA Praises President Obama for Signing ICBA Tax Priorities into Law
04-Nov-09ICBA Thanks House Financial Services Committee for Exempting Small, Publicly Traded Community Banks From SOX 404
04-Nov-09ICBA Thanks Congress for Passing Top ICBA Tax Priorities
02-Nov-09ICBA Offers Tips to Help Consumers Manage Checking Accounts Wisely and Guard Against Overdraft Fees

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October 2009

DateTitle
30-Oct-09ICBA: Overdraft Protection Act Will Harm Consumers and Hinder Community Banks’ Ability to Offer Valuable Services
30-Oct-09ICBA Reinsurance Pays Seventh Consecutive Dividend
29-Oct-09ICBA Voices Strong Support for Vital Systemic-Risk Legislation
28-Oct-09ICBA Asks FDIC to Shorten Prepayment Period to Two Years, Impose a Third Year if DIF Needs Still Not Met
28-Oct-09ICBA Voices Support for Legislation That Holds Systemic-Risk Institutions Accountable
22-Oct-09ICBA Says CFPA Bill Contains Improvements, Still More Changes Needed
22-Oct-09ICBA: New Overdraft Legislation Would Restrict Services
21-Oct-09ICBA Thanks Obama Administration for Enhancing Small Business Lending Programs
21-Oct-09ICBA Applauds Passage of Critical Small Business Legislation, H.R. 3854
20-Oct-09ABA and ICBA Oppose Single Bank Regulator in Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders
16-Oct-09ICBA Independent Banker Recognizes Architectural Excellence of Community Banks
15-Oct-09ICBA Praises Reps. Miller and Moore for Proposing Amendment to CFPA
14-Oct-09ICBA Tells Congress to Support Key Small Business Lending Programs, Be Cautious When Weighing New Regulatory Reform Proposals
14-Oct-09ICBA Offers Tips on How to Guard Against Identity Theft
09-Oct-09Banks To Aid Elderly Veterans With Crime Prevention
08-Oct-09ICBA Opposes Misguided Interchange Legislation

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September 2009

DateTitle
30-Sep-09ICBA Tells Congress: Focus CFPA on Unregulated and Too-Big-To-Fail; Pass Legislation to Hold Systemic-Risk Firms Accountable
29-Sep-09ICBA Praises FDIC’s Alternatives to Special Assessment
29-Sep-09ICBA Calls on Congress to Forgo Expedited Credit CARD Act Dates for Community Banks
29-Sep-09ICBA Opposes Misguided Interchange Legislation
28-Sep-09ICBA: CFPA Bill Includes Improvements; But Further Changes Still Needed
28-Sep-09Three ICBA Community Bankers Among Top Women in Banking
23-Sep-09ICBA Launches “My Community, My Bank” Advocacy Web Site
23-Sep-09ICBA to Congress: Focus Regulatory Reform Efforts on Root Cause Of Crisis—Too-Big-To-Fail and Unregulated
22-Sep-09ICBA Releases Community Bank Locator iPhone Application
18-Sep-09ICBA Applauds FDIC’s Timely Formation of Advisory Committee on Community Banking
17-Sep-09Sluggish Economy Fails to Stifle Community Bank Investments in Payments Products and Services
17-Sep-09Joseph Schneider Joins ICBA as Director of State Relations
14-Sep-09ICBA Supports Obama Administration’s Efforts to Hold Systemic-Risk Institutions Accountable; Calls for End of Too-Big-to-Fail
11-Sep-09ICBA Launches ICBA Marketing Portal for Member Community Banks
02-Sep-09Community Banks Safe and Sound
01-Sep-09ICBA Warns Consumers: Be Wary of Fraudulent Cashier’s Checks
01-Sep-09ICBA Calls for Nominations to Annual National Community Bank Service Awards

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August 2009

DateTitle
14-Aug-09ICBA Hails Obama Administration’s Proposed Two-Tier Regulatory Fee Structure
14-Aug-09ICBA Lauds Reappointment of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke
13-Aug-09ICBA Names Banker’s Dashboard a Preferred Service Provider Offering Financial Management Solution
10-Aug-09ICBA Debuts YouTube Video Series
10-Aug-09ICBA Urges FDIC to Adopt Proposed Policy Statement Concerning Private Equity Firm Acquisitions of Failed Banks
04-Aug-09ICBA Offers Students Tips to Handle Credit Wisely

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July 2009

DateTitle
31-Jul-09ICBA Supports Legislation That Gives FDIC Authority to Resolve Mega-Banks
31-Jul-09New Mexico Community Banker Named Chairman of ICBA Reinsurance Board of Directors
30-Jul-09ICBA Urges FDIC to Extend Transaction Account Guarantee Program, Assess Institutions Based on Risk
23-Jul-09ICBA Pleased with President Obama’s Remarks Regarding Need for Prefunded Systemic Risk Fund
23-Jul-09ICBA’s Fine Recognized as a “Top CEO” by CEO Update
23-Jul-09ICBA Appreciates Federal Reserve’s Efforts to Clarify and Improve Home-Secured Loan Disclosures for Consumers
22-Jul-09ICBA: Congressional Oversight Panel Report Confirms That Farm Loan Restructuring Mandate Would Be Premature
15-Jul-09ICBA Urges Congress: Reduce Systemic Risk, End Too-Big-To-Fail, Protect America’s Consumers
15-Jul-09ICBA Says Targeted Tax Relief Will Help Small Business Sector, Contribute to Broader Economic Recovery
08-Jul-09ICBA and IMPACT Financial Services Partner To Offer Overdraft Solutions for Community Banks
08-Jul-09Despite Economic Woes, Nation’s Community Banks Continue to Lend
07-Jul-09ICBA and Nation’s Community Banks Offer Tips to Help Consumers Guard Against Loan Scams
01-Jul-09New York Community Banker Named Chairman of ICBA Bancard Board of Directors

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June 2009

DateTitle
22-Jun-09ICBA: Community Banks Are An Educational Resource for Prospective Homebuyers
19-Jun-09ICBA Names Donley as Director of Central Plains Region
17-Jun-09ICBA Supports Administration’s Efforts to Rein in Systemic-Risk Institutions, Voices Serious Concerns with Other Aspects of the Plan
16-Jun-09ICBA Applauds New Legislation to Base FDIC Assessment on Assets, Hold “Too-Big-To-Fail” Banks Accountable
15-Jun-09ICBA: More Community Banks Offer FHA Home Financing Options
15-Jun-09ICBA Announces Merger of California Independent Bankers with Community Bankers of California
12-Jun-09ICBA Independent Banker Unveils “ICBA 400” Top Community Bank Performers
11-Jun-09ICBA: Despite Economic Challenges Community Banks Continue To Lend to Rural America
11-Jun-09ICBA Outlines Core Principles for Financial Regulatory Reform
10-Jun-09ICBA Urges Congress to Support Community Banks’ Role in Supplying Credit to Small Businesses
08-Jun-09ICBA: Is Now the Time to Refinance?
04-Jun-09ICBA Applauds Rep. Cardoza’s Proposal to Create Community Financial Institutions Treasury Post
04-Jun-09ICBA Opposes Misguided Interchange Legislation
04-Jun-09Register for the 2009 Housing Finance InstituteTM (HFI)
03-Jun-09ICBA Calls on Congress to Preserve GSEs and Strong Impartial Secondary Market
01-Jun-09ICBA Offers Tips for Homebuyers
01-Jun-09ICBA and M Benefit Solutions—Bank Strategies Celebrate Five-Year Anniversary of PSP Offering, Extend Relationship

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May 2009

DateTitle
29-May-09ICBA Commends FDIC for Establishing Advisory Committee on Community Banking
28-May-09ICBA Adamantly Opposes Single Banking Regulator
27-May-09ICBA Extends Relationship with Pitney Bowes
22-May-09ICBA Lauds FDIC’s Decision to Cut Special Assessment, Base on Assets
20-May-09ICBA’s Fine Praises Deposit Insurance Law at Presidential Signing Ceremony
19-May-09ICBA Applauds Congress for Passing Deposit Insurance Bill
19-May-09ICBA: Unintended Consequences of Senate Credit Card Bill Mean Less Choice, Higher Costs for America’s Consumers
18-May-09Good Credit Is Critical to Securing a Sound Financial Future
12-May-09Community Bankers Gather for ICBA Washington Policy Summit
06-May-09ICBA: Senate-Approved Deposit Insurance Bill Critical to Reducing FDIC Special Assessment
06-May-09ICBA Supports Broadening Resolution Authority of FDIC, Calls for Systemic-Risk Regulator

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April 2009

DateTitle
24-Apr-09ICBA Applauds Reps. Hinojosa and Biggert for Resolution on Financial Literacy Month
24-Apr-09ICBA Bancard: Loyal Card Issuers Yield Big Returns
23-Apr-09ICBA to Congress: Focus Mortgage Reforms On Market’s Problem Areas
22-Apr-09ICBA Community Bank Members Participate in EPA ENERGY STAR Program
20-Apr-09ICBA: Community Banks Central to Agricultural Economy
15-Apr-09ICBA Partners with Western Independent Bankers
08-Apr-09Dynamic Marketing Systems/ICBA Survey Finds Marketing Budgets to Remain In Tact for Community Banks
07-Apr-09ICBA Thanks Treasury for Including Mutual Institutions in TARP Capital Purchase Program
06-Apr-09ICBA: Community Banks Key to Strong National Economy
06-Apr-09Nation’s Community Banks Key to Small Business Lending
02-Apr-09ICBA Applauds Passage of Cardoza Amendment to H.R. 1664
02-Apr-09ICBA Calls FDIC Special Assessment Onerous; Unfairly Penalizes Our Nation’s Common Sense Community Banks
02-Apr-09ICBA Applauds FASB Accounting Changes
01-Apr-09ICBA and Nation’s Community Banks Recognize Community Banking Month
01-Apr-09ICBA Supports Proposed Accounting Changes

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March 2009

DateTitle
31-Mar-09ICBA Says Additional Credit Card Legislation Would Burden Community Banks and Cost Consumers
30-Mar-09ICBA Selects PMA Funding as Preferred Service Provider
27-Mar-09Fine Represents Nation’s Community Banks in Meeting with Obama
25-Mar-09ICBA: Stop Overzealous Field Exams
24-Mar-09ICBA Says Bold Action Needed to End Too-Big-to-Fail, Regulate Systemic-Risk Institutions
21-Mar-09Community Bankers Will Continue to Rise to the Challenge
21-Mar-09ICBA Announces 2009-2010 Executive Committee
20-Mar-09ICBA Announces 2009 Policy Priorities
20-Mar-09ICBA Honors Seven Community Banks for Outstanding Community Service
19-Mar-09ICBA Bancard Says Community Bank Credit Card Programs Generated Nearly $4.5 Billion in 2008 Sales Volume
19-Mar-09ICBA Bancard: Card Issuers Saved More Than $1 Million in Fraud Dollars in 2008
19-Mar-09ICBA Says Don’t Levy Main Street to Pay for Wall Street
19-Mar-09ICBA Mortgage and Fannie Mae Extend Partnership
19-Mar-09ICBA: Congress Must Consider Unintended Consequences of Additional Credit Card Regulation
18-Mar-09Community Bankers Gather for 2009 ICBA National Convention and Techworld
18-Mar-09ICBA Extends Relationship with Travelers
18-Mar-09Nearly 500 Banks Join ICBA Bancard’s Partnership Growth Program
17-Mar-09ICBA Calls for an End to Too-Big-To-Fail Institutions
17-Mar-09ICBA: Congress Must Focus on Systemic Risk Banks
17-Mar-09Visiting Community Bankers Build for Habitat for Humanity Phoenix
16-Mar-09ICBA Works with White House to Launch Small Business Lending Initiatives
12-Mar-09ICBA Urges Changes to Accounting Standards
10-Mar-09ICBA: Fifty-Five Percent of Community Bank Survey Participants Saw an Increase in Deposits
09-Mar-09Community Bankers to Gather in Phoenix for 2009 ICBA National Convention and Techworld
05-Mar-09ICBA Appreciates FDIC Pledge to Cut Special Assessment
04-Mar-09ICBA Cautions Policymakers on New Burdensome Conditions for Community Bank TARP Participants
03-Mar-09ICBA Applauds New TALF Program

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February 2009

DateTitle
27-Feb-09ICBA Says Wall Street Should Shoulder Burden to Rebuild FDIC’s Deposit Insurance Fund
27-Feb-09Community Bankers Fondly Say Farewell to OTS Director John Reich
23-Feb-09ICBA Encourages Americans to Save during America Saves Week February 22 – March 1
23-Feb-09ICBA Welcomes Maryland Bankers Association as Newest State Community Banking Affiliate
18-Feb-09ICBA Calls Administration’s Efforts an Important Step in Stabilizing Mortgage Marketplace
18-Feb-09ICBA: Majority of U.S. Community Banks Safe and Sound
18-Feb-09ICBA Announces Staff Promotions
14-Feb-09ICBA Statement on Passage of Economic Recovery Package
12-Feb-09ICBA: Congress Should Use Caution When Weighing Credit Card Practice Legislation
12-Feb-09Community Banks Highlight Truth About TARP’s Capital Purchase Program
11-Feb-09ICBA: Statement on Senate Passage of Stimulus
10-Feb-09ICBA Supports Treasury’s Attention to Small Business Lending
04-Feb-09ICBA and Patria Services Corp. Partner to Offer Community Banking Mover Marketing Solutions
03-Feb-09ICBA Calls for Additional FDIC Coverage, TARP Access for Mutuals
03-Feb-09ICBA/Travelers Program Pays Policyholder Dividend to ICBA Members

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January 2009

DateTitle
30-Jan-09Key ICBA Recommendation Included in Fed’s Regulation D Proposal
27-Jan-09ICBA: Community Bankers Congratulate Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner
23-Jan-09ICBA Nominates New Officers
22-Jan-09ICBA and Goldleaf Financial Solutions Expand Relationship to Offer ICBA Members Remote Deposit Solution
22-Jan-09Community Bankers to Gather in Phoenix for 2009 ICBA National Convention and Techworld
21-Jan-09ICBA: Community Bankers Welcome President Obama
16-Jan-09Elizabeth Eurgubian and Lilly Thomas Join ICBA as Regulatory Counsel
15-Jan-09New ICBA/Farmer Mac Program Will Enhance Community Banks’ Lending Efforts
15-Jan-09ICBA Thanks Members of Congress for Supporting Economic Recovery Proposals
14-Jan-09ICBA Testifies to Ensure Small Business Sector is Focus of Economic Recovery Plan
14-Jan-09ICBA Thanks Treasury for Including Subchapter S Banks in TARP Capital Purchase Program
13-Jan-09ICBA Reiterates Need for Community Bank Access to TARP
07-Jan-09ICBA: Congress Should Consider Community Banks in Economic Recovery Efforts
07-Jan-09ICBA Unveils New Look for Independent Banker

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