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HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

December 2012:  BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm, is honored to recognize Highpoint Community Bank, Hastings, Michigan with its highest 5-Star rating. To earn this Superior 5-Star rating, Highpoint Community Bank excels in areas of capital, asset quality, profitability and much more. What’s more, Highpoint Community Bank has earned this highest rating for the latest 13 consecutive quarters.

Karen L. Dorway, president of the rating firm, has a rare vantage point, having monitored the industry for more than two decades. “It isn’t surprising to those of us who watch the industry that ‘plain vanilla’ banks, those that didn’t get into risky investments or lending, are the banks that are still standing strong today. Highpoint Community Bank has stayed true to its purpose of serving its community in a prudent and responsible manner.”

Established in 1886, Highpoint Community Bank has been serving the banking needs of its local communities for 126 years. It operates through 6 conveniently located branch offices in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland and can be found on the internet at Hasti.ngs City Bank is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

Highpoint Community Bank: …meeting customer needs, exceeding expectations.

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