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LONGVIEW, Wash. - (03/20/06) -- Weyerhaeuser Employees' CU hasagreed to change its name after the credit union's chief sponsorfor 69 years, Weyerhaeuser Co., requested the decoupling. The $400million credit union has hired a consultant to find a new moniker,which it plans to introduce by the first quarter of 2007. Creditunion officials emphasized to members the only thing that will bechanging is the name; services and products to members will remainthe same. The decoupling follows a recent trend by which corporatesponsors are increasingly asking credit unions to de-emphasize anyconnections. Last year, for example, John Deere Co. asked fourcredit unions to shed its corporate name.

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