MEDIA ADVISORY: Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser, ABA President Earl McVicker, will address 103rd Annual NJBankers Convention

NEWS MEDIA MAY CONTACT:

Timothy E. Doherty
Vice President/Director, Communications, NJBankers
phone: 609-520-1221, ext. 542
home: 610-258-8138
cell: 908-763-1284
email: tdoherty@njbankers.com

or

Steven L. Lubetkin, APR, Fellow, PRSA
Managing Partner, Lubetkin Communications
phone: 856-751-5491
cell: 856-625-5502
email: steve@lubetkin.net or slubetkin@njbankers.com

COVERAGE INVITED

Who: NJBankers (New Jersey Bankers Association)

What: 103rd Annual Convention

When: March 22-24, 2007
Where: The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida

PRINCETON, NJ – March 14, 2007 — Dr. Charles Plosser, appointed last August as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and Earl McVicker, chairman of the American Bankers Association, will be the keynote speakers at the 103rd annual conference of the New Jersey Bankers Association taking place March 22-24 in Palm Beach, Florida. More than 200 leading New Jersey bank executives will attend the conference.

(Editors note: biographical background and photo of Dr. Plosser is on the web at http://www.phil.frb.org/publicaffairs/officers/charles-plosser.cfm. A biography of Mr. McVicker is at http://www.aba.com/Press+Room/emcvicker_bio.htm, and his photo is at http://www.aba.com/aba/documents/press/earlmcvicker_300dpi.jpg.)

Coverage and Telephone Interviews

Your coverage of the convention is welcome. Please call Timothy E. Doherty, NJBankers Vice President and Director of Communications, by Friday, March 16 at the number above if you plan to attend. We can also make available high quality audio recordings of most of the programs in MP3 format for use in newscasts, along with high-resolution digital photographs of conference activities. If you would like to request a live audio feed for the Friday morning general session or telephone interviews with speakers or NJBA officers at any time during the convention, please let Mr. Doherty know by March 17 so the necessary arrangements can be made.

Historically our speakers do not use prepared texts, but should one be provided, Mr. Doherty will be more than happy to share it with you upon request as soon as we receive a copy.
How to contact NJBankers at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida

Throughout the convention, the media may contact Timothy E. Doherty, NJBankers Vice President and Director of Communications, at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida, via cell phone at 908-763-1284.

For your convenience in planning coverage, here are some highlights of the conference program.

Highlights of Conference

THURSDAY, MARCH 22

[7:15]AM to [8:15]AM
Breakfast Seminar
ISSUES REQUIRING IMMEDIATE ACTION, Venetian Ballroom
Don Musso, President, Fin Pro, Inc.

[8:45]AM TO [11:30]AM
GENERAL SESSION, Venetian Ballroom
Welcome, Convention Chairman Frank A. Kissel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Peapack-Gladstone Bank

Address by New Jersey League of Community Bankers Chairman
Robert S. Monteith, President and Chief Executive Officer, NVE Bank

NJBankers Update by 2006-2007 NJBankers Chairman Michael M. Quick, Chairman, Susquehanna Patriot Bank

[10:30]AM TO [11:45]AM
Keynote Address:
NEW TRENDS IN FRAUD, IDENTITY THEFT AND COMPUTER CRIME
Jack Vonder Heide, President, Technology Briefing Centers, Inc., Oak Brook, Illinois

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

[7:15]AM to [8:15]AM
Concurrent Breakfast Seminars

TRENDS IN NEW JERSEY BANKING, Venetian Ballroom
Robert Kafafian, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Kafafian Group, Inc.
Terry Johnson, Executive in Charge of Consulting Practice, Crowe, Chizek and
Company, LLC

TECHNOLOGY ROI AND DISCOVERING THE IT EFFICIENCY RATIO, Gold Room
Aaron Silva, Director of Corporate Development, Compushare, Inc.
Most financial managers understand Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) such as their institution’s efficiency ratio, ROE, ROA, and others. But do they know how to actually measure Technology ROI? This session will not only show senior managers how to forecast Technology ROI and hold their direct reports accountable, but they will also learn about the IT Efficiency Ratio: a new way to trend the IT Department’s contribution to the bank’s efficiency ratio, asset growth, and NOI per employee.

[8:45]AM – [12:00] noon
GENERAL SESSION, Venetian Ballroom
A Washington Perspective: American Bankers Association Chairman Earl D. McVicker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Central Bank and Trust Co., Hutchinson, Kansas

Address by Dr. Charles I. Plosser, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Dr. Plosser will share his insights into why the yield curve is flattening and its implications for bankers.

[10:00]AM TO [11:45]AM
GENERAL SESSION
Regulatory Case Study
Working in small groups with a regulatory facilitator, participants will review an examination report that includes issues related to commercial real estate lending and the allowance for loan and lease losses. Participants will assume the role of examiners and will assign a CAMELS rating to the institution and determine if an enforcement action would be warranted. The debrief will include a discussion of what the regulators would have done in a similar situation.

Cynthia L. Course, Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Kevin J. Glueckert, Field Supervisor (Risk Management), Division of
Supervision and Consumer Protection, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Armin Lovi, Examining Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Michael Simone, Regional Deputy Director, Office of Thrift Supervision

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

[7:15]AM to [8:15]AM
Breakfast Seminar
CAPITAL: BANK STRATEGY AND MARKET TRENDS –
AN OVERVIEW OF CAPITAL MANAGEMENT THEMES AND EVOLUTION OF HYBRID CAPITAL TECHNOLOGY, Venetian Ballroom
Robert Nordlinger, Executive Director of Bank Strategy, JPMorgan Chase
Gregg Gunselman, Vice President, JPMorgan Chase

[8:30]AM – [12:00]PM
GENERAL SESSION, Venetian Ballroom
Address: Steven M. Goldman, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance

Legislative Update: NJBankers Vice President and Director of Government Relations Robert J. Tartaglia

Installation of 2007-2008 NJBankers Officers and Board of Trustees

Acceptance Speech by 2007-2008 NJBankers Chairman Roger Bosma, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lakeland Bancorp, Inc.

[10:00]AM TO [11:45]AM

Economic Update, “Social, Demographic and Economic Shifts Impacting Wealth Creation and Capital Formation,” John McCabe, Senior Vice President and Chief Equity Strategist, Shay Assets Management, Inc., New York, NY

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