U.S. BANKER RANKINGS       
The Fourth Hundred Largest Community Banking Companies — Fiscal Years 1996-2000
Profitability Ranking Based on ROAE and Growth in Per-Share EarningsAssets: $492 Mil. to $374 Mil.
As of Dec. 31, 2000, except where otherwise noted

    5-Yr 5-Yr 5-Yr EPS 5-Yr EPS 5-Yr
5-Yr   ROAE ROAE Growth Growth TOTAL
RANK Company (%) RANK (%) RANK SCORE
1 Lawrence Savings Bank, North Andover, MA 16.39 2 24.64 6 8
2 Argo Bancorp, Summit, IL 10.56 7 64.67 1 8
3 Harleysville Savings Financial Corp., Harleysville, PA*** 12.82 3 18.32 7 10
4 WVS Financial Corp., Pittsburgh** 11.71 6 28.41 4 10
5 New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares, Newport, NH 9.46 8 43.92 2 10
6 Equitable Bank, Wheaton, MD*** 12.72 4 16.42 9 13
7 Warren Bancorp, Peabody, MA 17.76 1 6.77 13 14
8 NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, Munster, IN 11.72 5 10.77 11 16
9 MFB Corp., Mishawaka, IN*** 6.18 13 34.95 3 16
10 Central Bancorp, Somerville* 7.46 12 27.18 5 17
11 Northeast Bancorp, Auburm, ME** 8.94 10 15.48 10 20
12 Kankakee Bancorp, Kankakee, IL 6.08 14 17.00 8 22
13 Peoples Bancorp, Auburn, IN*** 9.07 9 5.16 14 23
14 Pamrapo Bancorp, Bayonne, NJ 8.76 11 9.33 12 23
15 Cooperative Bankshares, Wilmington, NC 3.99 15 -54.52 16 31
16 Harrington Financial Group, Richmond, IN** -2.59 16 -49.77 15 31

* 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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