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Christopher Cole, Senior Vice President and Senior Regulatory Counsel, ICBA to Speak at KC’s The Impact of Dodd-Frank Act on FDIC-Insured Banks Live Webcast

New York, NY, September 06, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Christopher Cole, Senior Vice President and Senior Regulatory Counsel, Independent Community Bankers of America will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “The Impact of Dodd-Frank Act on FDIC-Insured Banks.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (ET).

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Event Synopsis:

The Dodd-Frank Act directed sweeping changes to be made to the financial services landscape, many of them to be implemented through rules formulated by many separate regulatory agencies. What is happening with these many initiatives?

• Introduction/Overview - Broad outline of the Dodd-Frank Act and rulemaking and implementation process;
• Systemic importance and orderly resolution
• Elimination of the Office of Thrift Supervision and modifications to banking regulation
• Volcker Rule, swaps and swap push-out
• Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and mortgage regulation

Financial institutions need to understand these proposed changes and how they may impact their businesses. The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of distinguished professionals to help financial institutions understand the issues surrounding the proposed changes. The speakers will share their expert opinions and answer your questions in a two-hour Live Webcast.

About Christopher Cole

Chris Cole is the Senior Vice President and Senior Regulatory Counsel of the Independent Community Bankers of America, focusing on deposit insurance issues, regulatory restructuring, safety and soundness issues, corporate governance issues, credit unions and capital requirements. Chris is ICBA’s staff liaison for the ICBA Regulatory Review Committee, the ICBA Mutual Bank Council, and the ICBA Large Community Bank Council.

He worked as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel with First Virginia Banks, Inc. which merged into BB&T. Prior to that, he served as counsel for the Marriott Corporation and as a Tax Attorney for the Department of Treasury.

Chris is quoted frequently in a number of publications including the Washington Post, the American Banker, The Wall Street Journal and CBS Market Watch, and has appeared on PBS’ Nightly Business Report, and Bloomberg Television. He is married with three children living in McLean, Virginia.

About Independent Community Bankers of America

The Independent Community Bankers of America, the nation's voice for community banks, represents nearly 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.

ICBA supports fair competition for financial institutions, maintaining the separation of banking and commerce, and a balanced financial system to prevent the concentration of economic and financial-services resources. ICBA member community banks create symbiotic relationships with the communities they serve, favor local decision-making, while adhering to the highest business practices and ethical standards, and support a democratically governed association where each member bank has a voice and a vote.

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