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Roundtable Forum: Eastern Regional Banks

JACQUELINE REEVES, Managing Director of Ryan Beck & Co., has more than 12 years of analytical experience and has spent the majority of her career following mid-cap regional banks across the United States. Prior to joining Ryan Beck, she was Director of Research for Putnam Lovell NBF Securities, Inc., and also served as Managing Director of Mid-Cap Regional Commercial Banks. Prior to joining Putnam Lovell in 1999, she served as a Vice President, covering regional banks with Salomon Smith Barney and Janney Montgomery Scott. Earlier in her career, she served as a junior analyst with CSFB and NM Rothschild. She received a BS degree from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Profile
Gerard S. Cassidy is a Managing Director of Equity Research with RBC Capital Markets. He was a Managing Director of Equity Research with Tucker Anthony Sutro Capital Markets, which was acquired by the Royal Bank of Canada in 2001. He joined Tucker Anthony Sutro in March 1988 as a Bank Equity Analyst. He is responsible for providing bank and regional economic research to the firm's clients. Prior to joining Tucker Anthony Sutro, he was employed by UNUM Corporation as a Senior Bank Analyst. He began his professional career with Gulf+Western Industries as a Merger and Acquisitions Analyst. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine in Accounting and Finance in 1980. He received his Master's of Business Administration degree from St. John's University in 1984. He is a former Director and Secretary of the New York Bank and Financial Analysts Association. He is currently the President of the BancAnalysts Association of Boston, Inc. He was also on the Board of Directors of Tucker Anthony Sutro Capital Markets. Profile
TWST: Jackie, I'd like to begin by asking you to review the performance

of the regional banking sector in 1999 and year to date. What stands out

in particular about the performance of the eastern