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ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
NOMINATION PROCEDURES




SEPTEMBER 21, 2005

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To the Member Banks of the Eighth Federal Reserve District:
An election will be held under the provisions of Section 4 of the Federal Reserve Act, as amended, to choose
successors to the following directors of this Bank.
Class A Director

Lunsford W. Bridges
President and CEO
Metropolitan National Bank
Little Rock, Ark.

Class B Director

Vacancy

Mr. Bridges was elected by banks in Group 2 to a three-year term that expires Dec. 31, 2005. He is not
eligible for re-election. His successor will be chosen by banks in Group 2, which consists of member banks
having capital and surplus greater than $5,035,000, but less than $55 million.
A Class B director will be elected for a term that will expire Dec. 31, 2008, and be chosen by banks in Group
1, which consists of member banks having capital and surplus of $55 million or more.
This letter lists the member banks in each classification. The group in which a member bank is entitled to
vote is determined by its classification as of the date of this letter, even though its capital and surplus may
subsequently change before the date of the election.
Each bank participating in this election* may make a nomination as follows: Each bank in Group 1 may
nominate one candidate for Class B director and each bank in Group 2 may nominate one candidate for Class
A director. Limitations on eligibility for nomination for Class A and Class B directors are set forth on Page 3.
The nom inations m ust be m ade by resolution o f the Board o f Directors and certified to m e on
or before Oct. 21, 2005. A form for this purpose is enclosed.
On Nov. 4, 2005, a list of the candidates (including an indication of who nominated each candidate) and a
preferential ballot will be mailed to each bank in the voting groups. The ballot must be cast within 15 days
after receipt. The polls will open at 9 a.m. on Nov. 8, 2005, and close at 2 p.m. on Nov. 23, 2005. At that
time, the ballot box will be opened in the Board Room of this Bank, the votes will be counted and results of
the election will be announced. The candidates are invited to be present or represented on that occasion.




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In order to be counted, the ballot m ust be executed by an officer authorized to cast the vote.
If the official signature of the officer or officers authorized to cast the ballot has not been filed with this
Federal Reserve Bank, such official signature should be filed before the polls close. Inasmuch as the authority
conferred on these officers continues until revoked, they need not be reappointed. Each member bank that
has not designated an officer or officers for the purpose of signing the ballot, or any bank that desires to
change its authorization, should do so by resolution of its Board of Directors and certify the appointment to
me before the polls close. A form for this purpose will be furnished upon request.
While the banks in Group 3 will not vote in this election, this circular is sent to them without forms for
their information. Group 3 consists of member banks having capital and surplus of $5,035,000 or less.
Walter L. Metcalfe Jr.
Chairman of the Board

Sept. 21,2005

* Section 4 of the Federal Reserve Act, as amended, provides that whenever member banks in the same
Federal Reserve district are subsidiaries of the same bank holding company, participation in the nomination
and election is confined to the member bank designated for that purpose by the holding company.




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L IM IT A T IO N S O N

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E LIG IB ILIT Y F O R N O M IN A T IO N

Section 4 of the Federal Reserve Act, as amended, contains the following provisions:
Class A shall consist of three members, without discrimination on the basis of race,
creed, color, sex or national origin, who shall be chosen by and be representative of the
stockholding banks... No officer or director of a member bank shall be eligible to serve as
a Class A director unless nominated and elected by banks which are members of the same
group as the member bank of which he is an officer or director... Any person who is an
officer or director of more than one member bank shall not be eligible for nomination
as a Class A director except by banks in the same group as the bank having the largest
aggregate resources of any of those of which such person is an officer or director.
Class B shall consist of three members, who shall represent the public and shall be
elected without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, sex or national origin,
and with due but not exclusive consideration to the interests o f agriculture, commerce,
industry, services, labor and consumers... No director of Class B shall be an officer,
director or employee of any bank.
No Senator or Representative in Congress shall be a member of the Board of Governors
of the Federal Reserve System or an officer or a director of a Federal Reserve Bank.
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has issued the following guidelines concerning
qualifications of Class A and B directors:
Class A directors should be representatives of the member banks by which they are elected
[and] should be residents of the district in which the Federal Reserve Bank is located.
The Federal Reserve Banks will be served best by directors whose business and financial
interests are primarily within and representative of the bank or branch territory for which
they are selected, rather than of interests controlled or owned outside of such territory.
A person whose sole occupation is that of the officer of a savings and loan association is
not eligible for election as a Class B director of a Federal Reserve Bank.
On June 2, 1978, the Board of Governors restated its long-standing policy that activity that might be interpreted
as associating the Federal Reserve wdth any political party or political activity is inconsistent with service as a
Bank director. In addition, holding a public office in the service of the United States, or of any state, territory,
county, district, municipality or political subdivision similarly is inconsistent with service as a Bank director.
Questions about eligibility to serve should be directed to the Secretary of the Bank.




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G roup 1

N omination P rocedures

Consisting of member banks having capital and surplus of $55 million or more.

ARKANSAS
City

Authorized Signature

Name o f Bank

F ayetteville............. .Arvest B ank..............................................................................Chairm an, President, Vice President or Cashier

INDIANA
City

Authorized Signature

Name o f Bank

Evansville................. .Integra Bank, N .A ......................................................... ........Chairm an, President, Vice President or Cashier
Evansville................. . O ld N ational B a n k ....................................................... ........Chairm an, President, Vice President or Cashier

KENTUCKY
City

Name o f Bank

Authorized Signature

L ou isville................. .N ational City Bank o f K entu cky........................... .......Chairman, President, Executive Vice President or Secretary

MISSISSIPPI
City

Name o f Bank

Authorized Signature

S tark ville................. .National Bank o f Com m erce o f M ississippi....... .......Chairm an, Chairm an ofE xecu tive C om m ittee,
President, V ice President or Cashier

MISSOURI
City

Authorized Signature

Name o f Bank

St. L ouis.................... .First B an k .......................................................................... .......Chairm an or President
St. L ouis.................... .Southwest Bank o f St. L ou is.................................... .......Chairm an, Co-Presidents or Cashier

TENNESSEE
City

Authorized Signature

Name o f Bank

M em phis................... .Enterprise N ational B a n k .......................................... .......Chairm an, President, Vice President or Cashier
M em phis................... .First Tennessee Bank, N .A . M em phis.................. .......Chairm an, President, Executive Vice President
or Cashier




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G roup 2

N omination P rocedures

Consisting of member banks having capital and surplus greater than $5,035,000, but less than $55 million.

ARKANSAS
City

Nam e o f Bank

Authorized Signature

Batesville.............The Citizens Bank............................................. Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Blytheville...........The First National Bank in Blytheville................ Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Conway...............First Security Bank of Conway............................Chairman, Vice Chairman, President, Vice President,
Cashier or Secretary
El Dorado............First Financial Bank........................................... Chairman or Chief Executive Officer
Fayetteville..........Bank of Arkansas, N.A....................................... Chairman or President
Fayetteville..........Bank of Fayetteville, N.A................................... Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Fort Smith...........The First National Bank of Fort Smith................ Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Hope................... The First National Bank of Hope........................Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Hot Springs..........First National Bank............................................Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Little Rock...........Arkansas Bankers’ Bank......................................President or Chief Executive Officer
Little Rock...........Metropolitan National Bank............................... President
Little Rock...........One Bank and Trust, N.A...................................Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Little Rock...........Pulaski Bank and Trust Co..................................Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Little Rock...........The Capital Bank.............................................. Chairman, President or Senior Vice President
Marion.................First Community Bank of Eastern Arkansas ........
Mountain Home.... First National Bank & Trust Company................ Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
North Litde Rock.... National Bank of Arkansas in NorthLittle Rock .. Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Pine Bluff.............Pine Bluff National Bank....................................Chairman, Secretary, President, Vice President
or Cashier
Pine Bluff.............Simmons First National Bank of PineBluff...........Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Rogers................ ANB Financial, N.A.......................................... Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Rogers................ Bank of Rogers..................................................Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Russellville..........Simmons First Bank of Russellville..................... Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Searcy................. Simmons First Bank............................................Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Springdale............Legacy National Bank........................................Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Waldron...............First National Bank............................................Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
West Helena.........First Bank of the Delta, N.A................................Chairman, Vice Chairman, President, Vice President
or Cashier
ILLINOIS________________________________________________________________________________
City

Nam e o f Bank

Authorized Signature

Carmi.................The First National Bank of Carmi....................... President or Cashier
Carrollton........... Cornerstone Bank & Trust, N.A..........................Chairman, President, Executive Vice President,
Vice President or Cashier
Chester................Chester National Bank....................................... Chairman, President, Vice President, Cashier or
Chief Executive Officer
Effingham........... Midland States Bank...........................................Chairman, President, Vice President, Cashier or
Assistant Cashier
Fairfield...............The Fairfield National Bank................................Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Hillsboro............. National Bank................................................... President, Vice President or Cashier
McLeansboro.......The Peoples National Bank of McLeansboro....... Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Nokomis............. First National Bank ofNokomis......................... Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Olney..................First Community Bank, N.A.............................. Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Olncy..................First National Bank in Olney............................. Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Quincy...............First Bankers Trust Co., N.A.............................. Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Robinson............ First Robinson Savings Bank, N.A......................Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Teutopolis........... Teutopolis State Bank.........................................President or Cashier



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INDIANA________________________________________________________________
City

Name o f Bank

Authorized Signature

C o ry d o n ....................C om m unity First B ank........................................................ Chairm an, President, V ice President or Cashier
Evansville...................Bank o f E vansville.................................................................
N e w A lbany..............N ational C ity Bank o f Southern Indiana....................Chairm an, President, V ice President or Cashier

KENTUCKY______________________________________________________________
City

Name o f Bank

Authorized Signature

C olum bia...................T h e First N ational Bank o f C olu m b ia.........................Chairman, President, V ice President or Cashier
D a n v ille......................T h e Farmers N ational Bank o f D an ville..................... President, V ice President or Cashier
E lizabethtow n..........K entucky N ational B a n k ....................................................Chairman, President, V ice President or Cashier
L eitchfield..................Leitchfield D eposit Bank & Trust C o ............................Chairman, President, V ice President or Cashier

MISSISSIPPI______________________________________________________________
City

Name o f Bank

C larksdale................. First
luka...............................First
O xford ........................T h e
P o n to to c....................T h e

Authorized Signature

N ational Bank o f Clarksdale................................... Chairman,
Am erican N ational B an k ..........................................Chairman,
First N ational Bank o f O x fo rd ............................... Chairman,
First N ational Bank o f P ontotoc.............................Chairman,

President,
President,
President,
President,

V ice
V ice
V ice
V ice

President or Cashier
President or Cashier
President or Cashier
President or Cashier

MISSOURI
City

Name o f Bank

B ridgeton............
C layton ................
C olum bia............
C olum bia............
D ixon ...................
Jefferson C ity....
Jefferson C ity....
Kahoka..................
L em ay...................
M alden.................
M on ett.................

Cass Com m ercial B ank....................................................... Chairman, President or V ice President
First N ational Bank o f St. L o u is.................................... Chairman, President, V ice President or Cashier
First N ational Bank and Trust C o .................................. Chairman, President, V ice President or Cashier
T he B oone C ounty N ational Bank o f C olum bia... Chairman, President, V ice President or Cashier
M id Am erica Bank & Trust C o ...................................... Chairman, President, V ice President or Cashier
M idwest Independent B an k .............................................. Chairman, President, V ice President or Cashier
T h e Exchange N ational Bank o f Jefferson C ity ...... Chairman, President, V ice President or Cashier
Exchange Bank o f N ortheast M issou ri....................... Chairman, President, V ice President or Cashier
M idwest B ankC entre........................................................... President or V ice President
First N ational B a n k .............................................................. Chairman, President, V ice President or Cashier
C om m unity N ational B ank.............................................. Chairman, President, Senior Executive V ice President,
V ice President or Cashier
First N ational B a n k .............................................................. Chairman, President, V ice President or Cashier
M ontgom ery First N ational B ank.................................. Chairman, President, V ice President or Cashier
M etropolitan N ational B ank............................................ Chairman, President, V ice President or Cashier
O ld M issouri N ational B ank............................................ Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
Lindell Bank & Trust C o .................................................... President, E xecutive V ice President or V ice President
Truman B a n k .......................................................................... Chairman, President, V ice President or Cashier
Progress Bank o f M issou ri................................................ Chairman, President, V ice President or Cashier
C om m unity First N ational Bank o f W est Plains.... Chairman, President, V ice President or Cashier

M ountain V iew .
S ik eston ...............
Springfield..........
Springfield..........
St. L ouis...............
St. L ouis...............
Sullivan................
W est Plains.........




Authorized Signature

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TENNESSEE_________________________________________________________________
City

Name o f Bank

Authorized Signature

B artlett........................ Bank o f B artlett......................................................................Chairman, President, E xecutive V ice President,
Senior Vice President, V ice President or Cashier
C o llierv ille...............B ankT ennessee.......................................................................Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
D yersburg..................First Citizens N ational Bank.............................................Chairman, President, Senior V ice President, V ice
President or Cashier
Jackson........................ T he Bank o f Jackson.............................................................
M em phis.................... C om m unity Bank, N .A ..................................................... Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier
M em phis....................Paragon N ational B ank........................................................
M illin g to n ................Patriot Bank..............................................................................Chairman, President, Vice President or Cashier




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Chairman of the Board
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Post Office Box 442
St. Louis, Missouri 63166-0442

ELECTION




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Certificate of Nomination for Class B Director
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Chairman, Board of Directors
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
At a meeting of the board of directors of the

(C IT Y )

Group No. 1

(N A M E O F B A N K )

(STA TE)

duly called and held on the____________________ day o f ___________________ ,
on motion duly made and seconded, it was
“RESOLVED, T h at_______________________________________________________
whose occupation is______________________________________________________________
be, and is hereby nominated as a candidate for director of Class B of the Federal Reserve
Bank of St. Louis, and the officer whose name appears below is hereby authorized,
empowered, and directed to certify this nomination to the Chairman of the Board of
Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, in accordance with the provisions of
Section 4 of the Federal Reserve Act.”

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SEAL
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I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy
of a resolution of the Board of Directors of this bank duly
adopted on the date specified.
(SIG N A T U R E )

(N A M E A N D T IT L E O F O FF IC E R )
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Chairman of the Board
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Post Office Box 442
St. Louis, Missouri 63166-0442

Certificate of Nomination for Class A Director
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Chairman, Board of Directors
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
At a meeting of the board of directors of the

(C IT Y )

Group No. 2

(N A M E O F B A N K )

(STA TE)

duly called and held on the_________________day o f_____________________ _____
on motion duly made and seconded, it was
“RESOLVED, That _____________________________________________________
of
whose occupation is ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------4
be, and is hereby nominated as a candidate for director of Class A of the Federal Reserve Bank
of St. Louis, and the officer whose name appears below is hereby authorized, empowered, and
directed to certify this nomination to the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal
Reserve Bank of St. Louis, in accordance with the provisions of Section 4 of the Federal
Reserve Act.”
I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of
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a resolution of the Board of Directors of this bank duly
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adopted on the date specified.
SEAL
HERE



(SIGRATURE)

(N A M E AND T IT L E O F O F F IC E R )


Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102