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Press Release
For Immediate Release May 1, 1998

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council announced today the appointment of Bill C. Houston, Tennessee Commissioner of Financial Institutions, and the re-appointment of Thomas J. Curry, Massachusetts Commissioner of Banks, to the Council's State Liaison Committee.

The Council is also announcing that the Conference of State Bank Supervisors has appointed G. Edward Leary, Utah Commissioner of Financial Institutions, to replace Earl Manning, Missouri Commissioner of Finance, whose term on the State Liaison Committee expired April 30, 1998.

The other two State Liaison Committee members continuing service with the Council are: Gavin M. Gee, Idaho Director of Finance; James L. Pledger, Texas Savings and Loan Commissioner.

The Examination Council was established by Congress to promote uniformity among the five federal financial supervisory agencies in the supervision and examination of the federally chartered or insured institutions under their supervision. The State Liaison Committee is composed of five representatives of State agencies that supervise state-chartered financial institutions. The State Liaison Committee was established to encourage the application of uniform examination principles and standards by state and federal supervisory agencies.