Four Years After Name Change, AnotherName Change

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WILBRAHAM, Mass. - (08/25/05) The credit union that started out asMonsanto Employees CU in 1937, became First Pioneer Credit Unionafter converting to community charter in 2000 is changing its nameonce again, this time to ValleyStone CU. "Since obtaining ourcommunity charter in 2000, we have experienced all signs ofpositive growth and have been extremely pleased with the feedbackfrom the communities of Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties,"said James P. Nagy, CEO and president of First Pioneer CreditUnion. "We, in good faith and as a corporate-conscious citizen,have decided to fine-tune our name to better suit our vision ofdistinctiveness in the financial institution marketplace sincehearing recently of another entity with a similar name." The CUserves anyone who lives or works in Hampden, Hampshire and FranklinCounties. The name change is slated to be complete by Aug.31.

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