Meritrust CU Announces New President/CEO

Wichita, KS (October 24, 2008) – Meritrust CU is pleased to announce the addition of Robert W. Corwin as the credit union's new President/Chief Executive Officer effective December 3, 2008.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Bob as Meritrust CU's new President and CEO,” said Duane VanCamp, Meritrust CU Chairman of the Board. “With his vast experience in the financial services industry, we are confident in his ability to continue to lead this credit union down the path of continued success and growth.”

Bob has more than 30 years of financial services experience. Before joining Meritrust CU, Corwin was Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of First Tech Credit Union in Beaverton, Oregon. At First Tech, Bob played a key role in the implementation of innovative products and services, as well as leading the development of a 17-branch network spanning two states and serving employees of industry leading companies such as Microsoft, Nike, and Intel. During Bob's tenure, he also led several successful mergers expanding First Tech's fields of membership and geographic footprint.

“Given Bob's proven ability to implement positive change, we are confident in Bob's abilities that will assure Meritrust CU of attaining and surpassing our goals and continued growth and success which is consistent with Meritrust CU's long term strategic plan.” noted VanCamp. “We feel his expertise will propel us to even greater heights.”

About Meritrust CU
Meritrust CU is a progressive, member-owned financial cooperative providing high quality financial and related services to meet the needs of a growing and diverse membership base. With approximately $600 million in assets, 15 branches, and more than 57,000 members, Meritrust CU is the largest credit union in Kansas serving a 46-county area in Central and Eastern Kansas. Meritrust CU offers a wide variety of financial needs from wealth management to pay day lender alternatives. Meritrust CU is dedicated to providing members with unsurpassed service, convenience, and a strong, financially sound credit union. To learn more, visit www.bwcu.org.

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