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CONTINENTAL BANK APPOINTS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT AND TRADING PRODUCTS

 CONTINENTAL BANK APPOINTS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL RISK
 MANAGEMENT AND TRADING PRODUCTS
 CHICAGO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Bank (NYSE: CBK) announced that Kenneth W. Cunningham joins the bank today in the newly created position of managing director of financial risk management and trading products. Based in Chicago, Cunningham will direct Continental's financial risk management activities as well as its trading in interest-rate products and related instruments in Chicago, London and Tokyo.
 Cunningham, 45, joins Continental from Mitsubishi Finance International in London, where he helped develop its interest-rate, currency swap and over-the-counter options business as part of Mitsubishi Bank's global derivatives group.
 Commenting on the appointment, Vice Chairman Richard L. Huber said: "We are pleased to have someone of Ken's caliber join us to head risk management, which continues to provide products important to our corporate customers.
 "Ken's strength throughout his career has been his ability to develop creative structures for complex customer needs, and we plan to invest more in that capability in the future," added Huber.
 Previously, Cunningham was managing director and chief executive of First Interstate Capital Markets, Ltd.'s merchant bank in London, which he joined from Continental when its London merchant bank was sold to First Interstate in 1984.
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 /NOTE TO EDITOR: Continental Bank N.A. focuses on meeting the capital and financial management needs of public and privately held businesses nationwide. The bank provides business financing, specialized financial and operating services and private banking services. Continental also engages in equity finance and investing, as both principal and arranger, and international trading, for customers and its own account./
 /CONTACT: Lisa M. Hewitt , 312-923-5166, or Edgar McDougal, 312-923-5200; or William Murschel, 312-923-5130, all of Continental Bank/
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