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  • NYSSA Presents 5th Annual Banking Industry Conference
    Company Release - 10/12/2005 10:00

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 12, 2005--The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) will present the 5th Annual Banking Industry Conference on November 10, 2005.

    How will banks end 2005 following their recent run of good fortune? A current lack of revenue growth indicates that the industry is facing challenges in sustaining its high performance levels. Further, there are continued concerns about a decrease in demand for mortgage-related products due to higher interest rates and an unsustainable real estate market.

    Find out what lies ahead for the banking industry, and where the investing opportunities can be found. This conference will provide a forum to meet CEOs, CFOs, and other VIPs from the banking industry and hear them discuss the specific obstacles and opportunities facing their institutions and their industry.

    The following companies are presenting: The Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: TBBK); BankAtlantic Bancorp (NYSE: BBX); F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB); Unity Bank (Nasdaq: UNTY); U.S.B. Holding Co., Inc. (NYSE: UBH); Wainwright Bank & Trust Company (Nasdaq: WAIN); and Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: WASH).

    The conference will be held on November 10, 2005, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Harvard Club, 27 West 44th Street, New York, NY. Early registration by October 27, $195 NYSSA members, $295 nonmembers. Prices $70 higher after October 27. Registration deadline is November 4. No charge for press with credentials. A complete agenda is available at http://www.nyssa.org/Template.cfm?Section=calendar&template=/ ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=5967 (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)

    About NYSSA

    NYSSA, established in 1937, is the premier independent forum for the exchange of information among investment decision-makers. A not-for-profit educational organization with over 9,000 members, NYSSA is committed to the promotion of best practices and the highest professional and ethical standards in the investment industry. NYSSA is the largest of the more than 131 societies worldwide that make up CFA Institute, which has more than 70,000 members.

    
        CONTACT: NYSSA
                 Dawn Cavalieri, 212-541-4530, ext. 20
                 press@nyssa.org
    
        SOURCE: NYSSA