U.S. BANKER RANKINGS       
The First One Hundred Largest Community Banks — Fiscal Year 2000
Profitability Ranking Based on ROAE and Growth in Per-Share EarningsAssets: $2.023 Bil. to $1.091 Bil.
As of Dec. 31, 2000, except where otherwise noted

    1-Yr 1-Yr 1-Yr EPS 1-Yr EPS 1-Yr
1-Yr   ROAE ROAE Growth Growth TOTAL
RANK Company (%) RANK (%) RANK SCORE
1 MetroWest Bank, Farmingham, MA 17.97 3 30.91 3 6
2 NASB Financial, Grandview, MO*** 17.69 4 16.43 6 10
3 Coastal Financial Corp., Myrtle Beach, SC*** 19.52 2 10.78 10 12
4 Abington Bancorp, Abington, MA 15.14 7 17.50 5 12
5 First Defiance Financial Corp., Defiance, OH 11.71 10 32.56 2 12
6 HF Financial Corp., Sioux Falls, SD** 11.27 11 458.33 1 12
7 Progress Financial Corp., Blue Bell, PA 15.16 6 10.91 9 15
8 American Bank of Connecticut, Waterbury, CT 16.57 5 9.52 11 16
9 HMN Financial, Spring Valley, MN 9.81 16 19.86 4 20
10 People's Bancshares, New Bedford, MA 19.78 1 -9.03 24 25
11 FMS Financial Corp., Burlington, NJ 11.14 12 5.71 14 26
12 TF Financial Corp., Newtown, PA 9.18 19 12.50 8 27
13 Camco Financial Corp., Cambridge, OH 10.11 15 7.84 13 28
14 Home Federal Bancorp, Seymour, IN** 13.84 8 -3.59 21 29
15 First Bell Bancorp, Pittsburgh 12.28 9 -2.48 20 29
16 MASSBANK Corp., Reading, MA 10.93 13 3.69 16 29
17 Brookline Bancorp, Brookline, MA 7.83 20 8.11 12 32
18 Community Savings Bankshares, North Palm Beach, FL 5.58 25 13.85 7 32
19 Cascade Financial Corp., Everett, WA** 10.38 14 -8.70 23 37
20 FFLC Bancorp, Leesburg, FL 9.24 18 -0.68 19 37
21 Thistle Group Holdings, Co., Philadelphia 6.80 23 4.17 15 38
22 Horizon Financial Corp., Bellingham, WA* 9.35 17 -6.48 22 39
23 GA Financial, Pittsburgh 7.79 21 1.64 18 39
24 First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas, Harrison, AR 7.21 22 1.91 17 39
25 Klamath First Bancorp, Klamath Falls, OR*** 5.82 24 -20.34 26 50
26 Ambanc Holding Co., Amsterdam, NY 4.66 26 -12.64 25 51
27 SouthBanc Shares, Anderson, SC*** -1.62 27 -117.37 27 54

* Fiscal year ended March 30, 2000
** Fiscal year ended June 30, 2000
*** Fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2000
+ Diluted EPS after extraordinary items
Where total score is equal, company with the higher ROAE receives the superior rank.
Includes only those companies for which necessary ROAE and EPS data were available.
Source: Raw data from SNL Securities.

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