U.S. BANKER RANKINGS       

 One-Year Ranking of Thrifts Among the 100 Largest US Banking Companies 
 Based on Return on Equity and Growth in Per-Share Earnings - 2000
 Earnings based on EPS after extraordinary items
1-Year   ROAE 1-Yr ROAE 1-Yr EPS 1-Yr EPS 1-Year
Rank Company 2000 % Rank Growth % Gr Rank Score
1 Charter One Financial, Cleveland 18.00 3 37.0% 3 6
2 Downey Financial Corp., Newport Beach, CA 17.17 5 55.3% 2 7
3 Westcorp, Irvine, CA 17.80 4 27.1% 5 9
4 Washington Mutual, Seattle 21.15 1 12.0% 9 10
5 Roslyn Bancorp, Jericho, NY 15.78 9 425.9% 1 10
6 Golden State Bancorp, San Francisco 20.25 2 6.5% 10 12
7 Webster Financial Corp., Waterbury, CT 16.72 6 21.4% 6 12
8 Golden West Financial Corp., Oakland, CA 15.86 8 18.8% 7 15
9 Astoria Financial Corp., Lake Success, NY 16.70 7 -1.1% 12 19
10 Independence Community Bk. Corp., NY 6.51 15 36.4% 4 19
11 Commercial Federal Corp., Omaha 10.85 12 16.2% 8 20
12 Washington Federal, Seattle 14.36 10 -2.2% 13 23
13 GreenPoint Financial Corp., New York 10.53 13 4.9% 11 24
14 People's Bank, Bridgeport, CT 13.47 11 -2.2% 14 25
15 Dime Bancorp, New York 9.39 14 -36.6% 15 29
16 Sovereign Bancorp, Philadelphia -1.62 16 -112.9% 16 32


Note:  If companies are tied in overall score, they are then ranked in terms of ROESource:  Raw data from SNL Securities  

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