First State Bancorporation to Host First Quarter 2001 Conference Call

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from First State Bancorporation

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- First State Bancorporation
 (Nasdaq:   FSNM) today announced that its first quarter 2001 earnings release
 and conference call has been scheduled for Monday, April 23, 2001.  The press
 release will be issued before the market opens and the conference call will be
 conducted at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time, 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990621/FSNMLOGO )
     The number to participate in this conference call is 888-593-8430 and the
 passcode for entry is Monday, the Conference Leader is Brian Reinhardt.  We
 suggest that you call in approximately 5 minutes prior to the start of the
 call.  There will be a replay of the conference call for 10 days after the
 original call.  The phone number for the replay is 800-964-4595 and the
 passcode for entry is Monday.
     Also, First State Bancorporation will provide an online, simulcast of its
 first quarter 2001 earnings release conference call.  The online simulcast
 will be available at www.fsbnm.com or www.StreetFusion.com on April 23, 2001,
 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time.  The online replay will follow
 immediately and continue for 10 days after the original call.
 
     First State Bancorporation is the only publicly traded New Mexico based
 commercial bank holding company.  First State provides services to customers
 from a total of 19 locations in Albuquerque, Taos, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Los
 Lunas, Bernalillo, Placitas, Questa, Moriarity, Belen, and soon will be
 opening another new branch in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  On Wednesday,
 April 18, 2001, First State's stock closed at $14.15 per share.
 
 

SOURCE First State Bancorporation
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- First State Bancorporation
 (Nasdaq:   FSNM) today announced that its first quarter 2001 earnings release
 and conference call has been scheduled for Monday, April 23, 2001.  The press
 release will be issued before the market opens and the conference call will be
 conducted at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time, 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990621/FSNMLOGO )
     The number to participate in this conference call is 888-593-8430 and the
 passcode for entry is Monday, the Conference Leader is Brian Reinhardt.  We
 suggest that you call in approximately 5 minutes prior to the start of the
 call.  There will be a replay of the conference call for 10 days after the
 original call.  The phone number for the replay is 800-964-4595 and the
 passcode for entry is Monday.
     Also, First State Bancorporation will provide an online, simulcast of its
 first quarter 2001 earnings release conference call.  The online simulcast
 will be available at www.fsbnm.com or www.StreetFusion.com on April 23, 2001,
 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time.  The online replay will follow
 immediately and continue for 10 days after the original call.
 
     First State Bancorporation is the only publicly traded New Mexico based
 commercial bank holding company.  First State provides services to customers
 from a total of 19 locations in Albuquerque, Taos, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Los
 Lunas, Bernalillo, Placitas, Questa, Moriarity, Belen, and soon will be
 opening another new branch in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  On Wednesday,
 April 18, 2001, First State's stock closed at $14.15 per share.
 
 SOURCE  First State Bancorporation