Former Publisher of Barron's Joins Trust Company of America Board of Directors

Feb 23, 2000, 00:00 ET from Trust Company of America

    DENVER, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Trust Company of America today announced
 the appointment of Robert R. Paradise to its Board of Directors. Until his
 retirement earlier this year, Mr. Paradise was publisher of Barron's, The Dow
 Jones Business and Financial Weekly.
     "Bob brings a strong communications and media background coupled with an
 extensive knowledge of the financial services industry which will be a welcome
 addition to our Board," said Stephen A. Finn, Trust Company's Chairman,
 President and CEO. "We're very pleased that he is joining us."
     Mr. Paradise has had a distinguished career in financial publishing and
 communications. He joined Dow Jones in 1961 and served on the staff of The
 Wall Street Journal in positions of increasing responsibility until 1985 when
 he was appointed Vice President/Administration of the Dow Jones Magazine and
 International Groups. In 1987 he was named President of Dow Jones South, the
 firm's South American publishing affiliate. In 1988 Mr. Paradise assumed the
 position of publisher of Barron's while continuing his responsibilities for
 Dow Jones South and the Magazine Group. In 1995 he assumed the added
 responsibility of CEO of Dow Jones Financial Publishing, the publishers of
 Investment Advisor, Asset Management and Realty Stock Review.
     "I am attracted by the ambitious agenda that Trust Company of America has
 established," said Mr. Paradise. "I wholeheartedly support their aggressive
 growth plans to become the premier provider of support services for
 independent financial advisors."
     Trust Company of America is an independent trust company chartered by the
 State of Colorado and regulated by the State Division of Banking.  Founded in
 1972, Trust Company and its affiliated companies provide back office
 administrative support and custodial services for financial advisors, brokers,
 investment companies and money managers.

SOURCE Trust Company of America