Easton Hilton, Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio

Austin Associates, along with Tucker Ellis, LLP, are co-sponsoring a program for mutual financial institutions to be held on Friday, February 19 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center. The program, **The Mutual Business Model: Current Issues, Best Practices and Prospects for the Future**, will focus on the most significant challenges confronting mutual institutions. Presenters will include mutual institution executives, investment bankers, legal advisors and risk management professionals with hands-on experience in working with mutual companies on developing long-term survival strategies, capital planning, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, risk management among other strategic challenges. The conference will also feature a keynote address by Kevin Allard, Deputy Superintendent for Banks and Savings Institutions, Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Financial Institutions. There is no cost to attend this conference.