U.S. BANKER RANKINGS       
Community Banking Companies — Fiscal Years 1996-2000
Profitability Ranking Based on ROAE and Growth in Per-Share EarningsAssets: $276.7 Mil. to $372.8 Mil.

5-Yr   5-Yr Av 5-Yr Av 5-Yr EPS 5-Yr EPS 5-Yr
Rank Company ROAE ROAE Av Growth+ Av Growth+ TOTAL
    (%) Rank (%) Rank SCORE
1 Alliance Bancorp of New England, Vernon, CT 15.11 2 38.0 5 7
2 Ipswich Bancshares, Ipswich, MA 19.60 1 13.6 7 8
3 Elmira Savings Bank, Elmira, NY 8.65 4 44.7 4 8
4 Hingham Institution for Savings, Hingham, MA 13.10 3 16.6 6 9
5 First Franklin Corp., Cincinnati, OH 6.48 6 87.1 3 9
6 Western Ohio Financial Corp., Springfield, OH 2.60 7 109.6 2 9
7 Essex Bancorp, Norfolk, VA -0.15 9 244.4 1 10
8 Leeds Federal Bankshares, Baltimore** 6.64 5 7.1 8 13
9 BankPlus, Morton, IL 1.89 8 -82.0 9 17

*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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