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June 22, 2011

HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

A Preeminent Example of Community Banking


June 2011:BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm, is pleased to announce that Hastings City Bank, Hastings, Michigan has not only endured the latest financial crunch, but has emerged as a preeminent example of community banking.

With this, BAUERFINANCIAL bestows its highest 5-Star Superior rating on Hastings City Bank. This rating denotes the highest level of strength and performance that a bank can receive. In fact, Hastings City Bank has earned this 5-Star Superior rating for the last 7 consecutive quarters.

“There are so many factors that go into our ratings that to list them all here would be impossible”, according to Karen L. Dorway, president of the research firm. “Suffice it to say that with its impressive capital levels, an enviable loan portfolio and low delinquent loan levels, Hastings City Bank demonstrates the epitome of community banking.”

Established in 1886, Hastings City Bank has been proudly handling the banking needs of its neighbors and friends for 125 years. It currently operates through conveniently located offices in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Middleville, Nashville and Waylandand can be found on the internet at

Hastings City Bank: We’re committed to providing and maintaining the personal, hometown service that has been our hallmark since 1886.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting


BAUERFINANCIAL, INC. P.O. Box 143520, Coral Gables, FL 33114

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