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December 1, 2010

HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

A Higher Plane in Banking


December 2010: BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s bank rating firm, proudly recognizes Hastings City Bank, Hastings, Michigan as one of the strongest banks in the nation. Having earned BauerFinancial’s highest 5-Star rating for strength and stability, Hastings City Bank has once again proven its commitment to superiority. To earn Bauer’s 5-Star Superior rating, Hastings City Bank must excel in areas of capital adequacy, delinquent loan levels and profitability to name just a few. In fact, Hastings City Bank has done so for five consecutive quarters.

“The staff and management of Hastings City Bank should be very proud to work for such a strong financial institution,” notes Karen L. Dorway, president of the research firm. “Often the general public does not know the financial strengths or weaknesses of their bank, so BAUERFINANCIAL’s highest rating helps to assure customers and the community that they are dealing with a strong financial institution that will be able to fulfill their banking needs for years to come.”
Hastings City Bank was established in 1886 and has been serving the banking needs of its neighbors and friends for 124 years. It operates through six conveniently located offices in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland and can also be found on the internet at Hasti.ngs 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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