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Charles Sweat elected to Community Bankers Association Board of Directors

LaGrange Banking Company

09/27/11

(Savannah, GA) – Charles Sweat, President & CEO of LaGrange Banking Company, was elected to the Board of Directors of Community Bankers Association of Georgia (CBA) as Division Four Chair.    Nominations for the 2011-2012 CBA Board of Directors were announced and approved at 43rd Annual Meeting & Trade Show, held recently in Savannah.

The CBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving community banks throughout Georgia for over 40 years to enhance their profitability and growth. Founded in 1969 by a group of Georgia community bankers, the CBA is the state's only advocate working solely for the interests of community banks and their customers. The CBA was formed to protect the political interests of locally owned community banks and today represents over 240 community banks and over 225 associate member companies. The Association offers services in four distinct areas, which include political affairs, education, products & services and networking.

Board members are selected from ten divisions across the state of Georgia, ensuring all Georgia community banks are equally represented. Board members are elected to a one-year term which begins October 1, 2011. During the course of the year, Directors will be involved in a number of items on behalf of the CBA membership such as responding to proposed rules and regulations from the various regulatory agencies, reviewing numerous products & services which will benefit the community banking industry as well as the consumer, and continuing and enhancing relationships with elected officials.

“Our membership has elected some of Georgia’s best and brightest banking executives to serve on the CBA board,” commented Carolyn Brown, President & CEO of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. “Their experience, insight and leadership will be invaluable to our association in the coming year.  We appreciate their commitment to the community banking industry.”

For more information, contact CBA at 770.541.4490 or visit http://www.cbaofga.com

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