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CORPUS CHRISTI BANCSHARES BANKS ON THE AMEX

 NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Corpus Christi Bancshares, Inc. today began trading its common shares on the American Stock Exchange.
 Trading under ticker symbol CTZ, the company's common stock opened at 6 on 1,100 shares.
 Kalb, Voorhis & Co. has been selected as the company's specialist firm.
 Corpus Christi Bancshares, Inc., based in Corpus Christi, Texas, is a bank holding company. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Citizens State Bank of Corpus Christi, is the sixth largest commercial bank in Corpus Christi.
 R. Jay Phillips, president and chief executive officer, said, "Listing on the American Stock Exchange will provide Corpus Christi Bancshares with increased visibility throughout the financial community and help us to gain the attention of additional investors who may be interested in purchasing our company's stock. As we were previously traded in our local over-the-counter market in Corpus Christi, listing on the American Stock Exchange is a milestone in our company's history."
 The American Stock Exchange is unique among U.S. financial markets. It is the only exchange to successfully provide both a primary equities market for growth companies and a principal market for derivatives. The American Stock Exchange is dedicated to providing both public and professional investors with superior trading products and services at competitive prices.
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 /CONTACT: Melissa Grand, manager-communications of the American Stock Exchange, 212-306-1635/
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