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Press Release March 17th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Michelle Rosner
mrosner@1stfinancialfcu.org
636-916-8339

1st Financial Federal Credit Union Recognized As Top Contributor For The Children's Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis

(Pictured above left to right, Maria Langston Executive Director of CMN of Greater St. Louis accepts a check from Frank Nelson, President/CEO of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union)

Wentzville, MO, March 17, 2011–1st Financial Federal Credit Union located in St. Charles, Wentzville, Hazelwood, and Downtown St. Louis was recently honored by Children's Miracle Network (CMN) of Greater St. Louis as the top contributor for 2010 for the Credit Unions for Kids Program benefiting Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

1st Financial Federal Credit Union spent much of 2010 raising money for CMN's Credit Unions for Kids Program with grassroots efforts. Everything from dress down days to skip a pay offers to bake sales were used to raise $10,084 during the year to help St. Louis' two world class children's hospitals.

According to Frank Nelson, President and CEO of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, "We are honored to be named as a top contributor out of all St. Louis area credit unions; however, the greatest award is being able to continue our credit union philosophy of people helping people in our community. We are grateful to have two outstanding hospitals to help our area children when they need it the most."

1st Financial has partnered with Children's Miracle Network for over 15 years, and been contributor to the Credit Unions for Kids Program since it was introduced nationwide in 1996. Since that time, 1st Financial has raised just over $125,000 for CMN of Greater St. Louis.

1st Financial is a member owned full-service financial institution dedicated to helping members achieve their financial dreams. In addition to providing excellent member service, 1st Financial strives to offer the most cutting-edge financial products and the best overall value in banking to be The Better Way to Bank.

About 1st Financial Federal Credit Union

Like all credit unions, 1st Financial is a member-owned, financial cooperative. 1st Financial Federal Credit Union was chartered on September 3, 1968 as District 837 Credit Union by the International Association of Machinist members employed by McDonnell Douglas. Today, with over 33,000 members and $210 million in assets, 1st Financial is a full service financial institution dedicated to helping our members achieve their financial dreams. For over 40 years 1st Financial has provided members with a full line of dependable financial products and services which returns profits to the members in the form of lower rates on loans and higher savings yields. The cooperative nature of credit unions enables us to provide products and services at very reasonable rates.

1st Financial Federal Credit Union serves those who live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri and a wide array of companies throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. 1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial organization committed to providing quality services to the membership while demonstrating safe and sound business practices. Deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the U.S. Government.

About Credit Unions

Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for more than 186 million members in 97 countries worldwide. They exist to serve their members, providing a safe place to save money and access affordable loans.

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