Trust Company of America Taps Tom Atkinson to Lead 401(k) Marketing Efforts; Industry Veteran Brings Nearly 25 Years of Varied Experience to Position

May 12, 2004, 01:00 ET from Trust Company of America

    DENVER, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Trust Company of America today announced
 Tom Atkinson has been named to the position of regional vice president -
     In this position, Atkinson will tailor 401(k) programs for Trust Company
 of America clients to allow them to complement other professional financial
 planning services with retirement plan options.
     Atkinson joins Trust Company of America from Wells Fargo Bank, where for
 nearly 10 years he managed qualified plans, prepared and conducted employee
 enrollment meetings, reviewed services with clients, ensured compliance with
 ERISA, managed investments, assisted in plan design and introduced new
 products and upgrades to customers. Prior to Wells Fargo, Atkinson held senior
 positions with a number of other institutions, including Scott Tellier & Co.,
 and First Trust Corp.
     "We are very pleased to add a professional with Tom's breadth of
 professional experience to our team at Trust Company of America," said Stephan
 A. Finn, chairman, president and CEO of Trust Company of America. "Tom's
 background allows us to continue to expand and further tailor our options for
 401(k) services, providing unparalleled service to our clients."
     Trust Company of America offers complete package solutions for 401(k) plan
 custody.  The Trust Company of America 401(k) Total Solution is a
 comprehensive solution in which Trust Company of America provides full plan
 administration on behalf of clients.  The Trust Company of America 401(k)
 Total Solution is a truly bundled product, which utilizes our service to act
 as a trading partner, record keeper and plan administrator for clients.
     About Trust Company of America
     Trust Company of America is a specialized custodian whose primary business
 is serving asset managers. The company provides a bundled solution that
 includes asset custody, portfolio and client data management and back office
 services. As an FDIC member, Trust Company of America is committed to
 providing a secure, controlled environment for the conduct of investment
 activities. Clients benefit from the objectivity and dedication that only a
 truly independent trust company can offer.

SOURCE Trust Company of America