U.S. BANKER RANKINGS       
The First One Hundred Largest Community Banks — Fiscal Years 1998-2000
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.

    3-Yr 3-Yr 3-Yr EPS 3-Yr EPS  
3-Yr   ROAE ROAE Growth Growth TOTAL
Rank Company (%) RANK (%) RANK SCORE
             
1 Parkvale Financial Corp., Monroeville, PA** 15.37 2 29.18 6 8
2 Hawthorne Financial Corp., El Segundo, CA 14.82 5 30.49 5 10
3 Eagle Bancshares, Tucker, GA* 12.21 9 41.65 4 13
4 Quaker City Bancorp, Whittier, CA** 11.67 10 70.98 3 13
5 Andover Bancorp, Andover, MA 15.12 4 15.28 14 18
6 PennFed Financial Services, West Orange, NJ** 11.20 11 28.80 7 18
7 ITLA Capital Corp., La Jolla, CA 13.90 6 16.96 13 19
8 Provident Financial Holdings, Riverside, CA** 8.93 19 92.04 1 20
9 WSFS Financial Corp., Wilmington, DE 17.03 1 -2.36 20 21
10 First Essex Bancorp, Andover, MA 13.42 8 14.99 15 23
11 Matrix Bancorp, Denver 15.17 3 -9.79 21 24
12 Medford Bancorp, Medford, MA 13.52 7 11.30 17 24
13 Alliance Bancorp, Hinsdale, IL 10.48 12 17.12 12 24
14 NetBank, Alpharetta, GA 5.90 22 81.46 2 24
15 Flushing Financial Corp., Flushing, NY 9.43 17 23.47 8 25
16 BostonFed Bancorp, Burlington, MA 9.94 15 17.48 11 26
17 OceanFirst Financial Corp., Toms River, NJ 8.57 20 21.25 9 29
18 Commonwealth Bancorp, Noristown, PA 8.38 21 19.23 10 31
19 ESB Financial Corp., Ellwood City, PA 10.25 13 9.28 19 32
20 Fidelity Bankshares, West Palm Beach, FL 9.78 16 12.21 16 32
21 Metropolitan Financial Corp., Mayfield Heights, OH 10.18 14 -28.38 22 36
22 First Federal S&L, East Hartford, CT 9.35 18 10.72 18 36

* 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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