SOURCE: Central Illinois Bank

August 16, 2007 13:11 ET

Central Illinois Bank Hires Head of Commercial Lending

CHAMPAIGN, IL--(Marketwire - August 16, 2007) - Central Illinois Bank (CIB), Champaign, Illinois is pleased to announce that Bruce Hatfield has joined CIB as Executive Vice President, Head of Lending for its Commercial Lending department.

Joe Henderson, President and CEO of CIB, said, "Bruce is an excellent addition to our leadership team, and I am extremely pleased to be working with an experienced professional like him. With Bruce's proven track-record of forging strong relationships with community leaders, customers and local businesses, he will help the entire lending team of Central Illinois Bank."

Prior to joining CIB, Mr. Hatfield was employed by Busey Bank for over twenty-two years. As Head of Lending for CIB, Mr. Hatfield will focus on providing strategic direction to the lending initiatives, growing revenue for the bank's markets, and continuing to strengthen the cooperation among the company's local business lines. "The objectives of CIB, coupled with Bruce's strong interest and involvement in several community associations, will help to enhance CIB's presence within the community," added Mr. Henderson. "His values align perfectly with those of our organization, and I know he'll be a strong leader for our team as we continue to grow the loan portfolio of the bank."

Central Illinois Bank currently operates twelve full-service banking offices including two in Champaign, two in Peoria, and one each in Arrowsmith, Bloomington, Danville, Decatur, East Peoria, Monticello, Sidney, and Urbana. CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc. is a multi-bank holding company with 25 banking offices in Central Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Florida, and Arizona. Please visit www.centralillinoisbank.com or www.cibmarine.com for additional information.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Joseph T. Henderson
    President and CEO
    Central Illinois Bank
    (217) 355-0900

    Angela M. Blair
    Investor Relations Manager
    CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc.
    (262) 695-6010