Corus Bankshares - formerly River Forest Bancorp - reported that its efficiency ratio for the first six months of 1996 was at a low 36.15%.

The company's efficiency ratio, which measures the cost to produce $1 of revenue, typically has outshone most banks', which are usually in the 50% and 60% range. In first half 1995 Corus' ratio was 45.38%; in 1994 it was 52.17%.

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