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ALBANY, N.Y. - (01/05/05) -- AmeriCU CU has applied to the stateBanking Department to convert to a community charter serving morethan 1.2 million people in central New York, which would be thelargest community field of membership ever granted for statecharters in the Empire State. The $550 million credit union hasrequested permission to serve residents of Cayuga, Cortland,Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego counties, as well as twounderserved areas of Jefferson-Lewis County and Herkimer counties.The credit union was chartered in 1950 to serve the former Rome AirDepot, now Griffiss Air Force Base, and currently serves 400 selectgroups.

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