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Christopher Cole, Senior Regulatory Counsel, Independent Community Bankers of America to Speak at KC’s Event on the Bail Out Bill on 1/15/2009

New York, NY, November 07, 2008 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webinars announced today that Christopher Cole, Senior Regulatory Counsel, Independent Community Bankers of America will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webinar entitled: “The Bail Out Bill and Selling Your Underperforming Assets”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on January 15th, 2009, Thursday, at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please

In the midst of a near economic breakdown of the US financial system, George W. Bush signed into law the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 or more commonly referred to as the "Bailout Bill". The purpose of the Bill was to purchase bad assets, reduce uncertainty regarding the worth of the remaining assets, and restore confidence in the credit markets. The details of the implementation of this bill are uncertain. What assets will the government buy? What are the criteria? What are the deadlines? As issues surrounding this bill continue to escalate, companies and organization leaders should familiarize themselves with the newest developments of the Bill and understand how it will affect them.

The Knowledge Congress is assembling a panel of distinguished professionals and key regulators to discuss what this bill means to your financial institution and how to best position yourself. The speakers will present their expert opinions in a two-hour Live Webinar.

About Christopher Cole

Chris Cole joined ICBA as regulatory counsel in May 2003. Before joining ICBA, Chris served for many years as vice president and assistant general counsel for a large regional bank holding company based in Virginia and prior to that, was an attorney at Marriott Corporation and at the Treasury Department's Office of Chief Counsel. Chris received his bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Virginia and a masters degree in tax law from Georgetown University Law School.

About Independent Community Bankers of America

The Independent Community Bankers of America, the nation’s voice for community banks, represents 5,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types throughout the United States and is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and the communities and customers we serve.

With nearly 5,000 members, representing more than 18,000 locations nationwide and employing over 268,000 Americans, ICBA members hold more than $908 billion in assets, $726 billion in deposits, and more than $619 billion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community.
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