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Robert M. Fisher Joins New York State Banking Board

July 23, 2007

New York, N.Y.: The New York State Banking Department is pleased to announce that Mr. Robert M. Fisher will serve as a member of the New York State Banking Board. Fisher was appointed by Governor Eliot Spitzer and was confirmed by the State Senate on July 16, 2007. He will serve as an industry member on the Board for a term which expires March 1, 2008. As a member of the State Banking Board, Fisher will receive no salary.

“Robert’s more than 14 years experience in the banking industry makes him well qualified to be an integral member of the board,” said Banking Department Superintendent Richard H. Neiman.

Mr. Fisher is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tioga State Bank. He started at Tioga State Bank as a consumer Loan Officer in 1992 and has since served in numerous capacities; including Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, as well as Operations and Technology Division Manager. Mr. Fisher received his BS in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and graduated from Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Mr. Fisher currently serves on the Board of Directors of New York Bankers Service Corporation and was Chairman from 2006 through 2007.

The 17-member Banking Board includes both industry and public members and is chaired by the Superintendent of Banks, Richard H. Neiman.  More information about the New York State Banking Department and Banking Board is available on the Banking Department's Website at www.banking.state.ny.us.

TheNew York State Banking Department is the regulator for all state-chartered banking institutions, virtually all of the United States offices of international banking institutions, all of the State’s mortgage brokers, mortgage bankers, check cashers, money transmitters and budget planners.  The aggregate assets of the depository institutions supervised by the Banking Department are more than $1.8 trillion.

In addition to regulating banking institutions, the Banking Department is active in informing and educating all New Yorkers on banking matters.  To contact the Banking Department, please call 1-877-BANK-NYS or visit our Web site at www.banking.state.ny.us.