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September 23, 2011

HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

Proven Today; Primed for Tomorrow


September 2011:  Hastings City Bank, Hastings, Michigan is once again proud to be recognized as a superior 5-Star rated bank by BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm. To earn this rating Hastings City Bank must not only report impressive capital levels, but also an enviable loan portfolio with negligible levels of delinquent loans.

That’s a combination that has been hard to come by the past couple of years. Yet, Hastings City Bank has managed to do it. With that, BAUERFINANCIAL bestows its highest 5-Star Superior rating on Hastings City Bank denoting 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 8 consecutive quarters.

“Not only has Hastings City Bank proven its efficacy yesterday and today, it is also primed for whatever tomorrow may bring,” observes Karen L. Dorway, president of BAUERFINANCIAL. “The past three years have put a considerable amount of pressure on our nation’s banks and we are pleased to see community banks, like Hastings City Bank, still able to shine.”

Hastings City Bank was established in 1886 and has been effectively meeting the needs of its local communities for 125 years. It currently operates through conveniently located offices in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland and 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 1986.

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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