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Comptroller of the Currency Announces Community Bank Directors Workshops for 2010

WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced its 2010 schedule of workshops to be held around the country for directors of nationally chartered community banks.

“Bank directors play an important role in the management of national community banks and it is critical that they fully understand their duties and the risks their banks face in the current economy,” said Comptroller of the Currency John C. Dugan. “These workshops give bank directors the opportunity to interact with experienced bank examiners to learn more about their responsibilities, compliance risk, credit risk, and risk management.”

The OCC offers four different workshops: “A Director’s Challenge: Mastering the Basics” ($100), “Compliance Risk: What Directors Need to Know” ($65), “Directors: Where is the Risk in Your Bank” ($65), and “Credit Risk: A Director’s Focus” ($65).

Offered throughout the country, the workshops are targeted to outside directors of nationally chartered community banks with assets of less than $1 billion. Management directors may also find the workshops beneficial. Workshops are limited to 35 participants each. Attendees receive pre-course reading and course materials, an OCC telephone seminar CD, other supervisory material, a continental breakfast, and lunch.

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