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Press Release January 03, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Michelle R. Rosner
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1st Financial Federal Credit Union CEO Frank Nelson Selected As Forty Under Forty Recipient by St. Louis Business Journal

January 3, 2012 - 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, located in Wentzville, St. Charles, Hazelwood, and downtown St. Louis, Missouri is pleased to announce Frank Nelson, President/CEO, as one of the St. Louis area business professionals to be named as Forty Under Forty by St. Louis Business Journal.


Nelson, who holds Bachelor degrees in Business and History from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as an MBA from the University of Missouri at St. Louis, took on the role of President of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union in September 2009 and helped improve revenue and earnings over the past two years. He was chosen out of a list of over 450 nominees for his dedication to the credit union while making a difference in his community.


"I am honored to be recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal. This recognition would not be possible without the incredible talent at 1st Financial helping me to implement our mission of becoming the best overall value in banking in St. Louis." stated Frank Nelson, President and CEO of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union.


Recently, Frank was appointed to the Examination and Supervision Subcommittee for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) to assist the credit union industry with the ever changing regulations impacting credit union leaders and members. In addition to his broad financial acumen and leadership strengths, Frank also makes time for volunteering. He currently serves on his parish council as well as a Board member for Children's Miracle Network (CMN) of Greater St. Louis.


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 nearly $210 million in assets, 1st Financial is a St. Louis metro area financial institution dedicated to helping 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 1st Financial 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.

Not a credit union member? If you live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri, you can open an account today.

For additional information: http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2012/01/03/st-louis-business-journals-40-under.html

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