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Beacon Hill

January 11, 2010 09:46 ET

First Focus Funds, Inc. Selects Beacon Hill for Chief Compliance Officer Services

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - January 11, 2010) - Beacon Hill Fund Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that First Focus Funds, Inc. the proprietary mutual fund family of First National Bank, Omaha, Nebraska, has selected Beacon Hill Funds Services, Inc. to provide Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) services to the Funds. First Focus Funds, Inc. is an open-end mutual fund complex consisting of eight investment portfolios with approximately $550 million in assets under management.

"We have been very impressed with the level of talent, experience and industry best-practice that Beacon Hill brings to the market in its areas of service to the investment management industry," said Steve Frantz, Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of First National Bank. "We are particularly pleased to have the opportunity to work with Rodney Ruehle again who had previously served as our Fund's CCO from 2004 to 2008." A Director within Beacon Hill's Compliance services team, Mr. Ruehle has extensive experience regarding investment company compliance matters, having served as CCO for over ten individual mutual fund complexes and recently served as a panelist at a regional regulatory update and issues meeting of the National Investment Company Service Association.

Beacon Hill is a provider of management and support services to the investment management industry and its regulated investment company products. Beacon Hill specializes in providing experienced industry personnel to serve as Fund Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Financial Officer (CFO/Treasurer); business management, compliance, and regulatory oversight for regulated investment company products (mutual funds, registered alternative funds and exchange traded funds); and serving as the Principal Underwriter and Distributor through BHIL Distributors, Inc.

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The First Focus Funds are the proprietary mutual fund complex of First National Bank, a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska, the largest privately owned banking company in the United States. First National and its affiliates have $19 billion in managed assets and 6,500 employees in 35 states. First Focus Funds is comprised of eight mutual funds with over $550 million in assets. For more information, visit

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