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'THE QUIET BEFORE THE STORM' N.C. BANKERS ASSOCIATION HOLDS CONTINGENCY PLANNING SEMINAR

 RALEIGH, N.C., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Quiet Before the Storm ... (is) a Time to Prepare" advised the Corporate Contingency Planning Committee of the North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA) at its one- time seminar on April 13 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ninety registrants representing 29 banks attended.
 Structured around actual disaster recovery situations such as the January 1990 Bank of Union (Monroe, North Carolina) fire, the October 1992 Oak City (Branch Banking and Trust Company, Oak City North Carolina) hostage incident, and the 1994 California earthquake, the program featured experts who dealt with these crises and other experienced professionals.
 After welcoming the participants, William G. Branigan, chairman, NCBA Corporate Contingency Planning Committee and contingency planning manager, First Union Corporation, Charlotte, introduced the consecutive sessions' speakers.
 In the morning sessions, John A. McKeel, banking operations manager, United Carolina Bank, Monroe, North Carolina, addressed item processing recovery; and Eric N. Lineberger, corporate contingency planning administrator, and Jerry L. Barkley, vice president and corporate risk/security manager, Branch Banking and Trust Company, Wilson reviewed the Oak City hostage incident.
 The afternoon sessions included a presentation on data center fire restoration by Ann Williams, director of data processing, Bank of Union, Monroe, North Carolina; and an analysis of media relations during a crisis by Mike Cozza, news correspondent, WBTV News, Charlotte, North Carolina.
 The California Earthquake of 1994 was the topic of the afternoon panel. Jack Romansic, vice president, North American customer service for Comdisco Disaster Recovery Services, Rosemont, Illinois; Frank DeLuca, senior director, customer relations, Sungard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Derrick Warren, customer support manager for IBM/ISSC's Business Recovery Services Offering, Tampa, Florida, served as panelists.
 Founded in 1897, the North Carolina Bankers Association is the professional and trade association of the commercial banks in North Carolina. Its member institutions hold more than 99 percent of the state's commercial banking assets.
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 /CONTACT: Lynn B. Myers of the North Carolina Bankers Association, 919-782-6960/


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