MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio, June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thomas G. Caldwell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Middlefield Banc Corp. (Pink Sheets: MBCN), has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), as a state director for Ohio. Caldwell, who has led MBCN since 1995, will serve a term expiring in March 2011.
"It is an honor for me to be able to serve our industry in this position," stated Caldwell. "Community banks play a pivotal role within their communities and the financial system as a whole. By assuming this position, I will be able to fairly represent the interests of member institutions serving as the financial backbone of Ohio."
ICBA exclusively represents the nation's community banks by providing proactive advocacy, quality education, and business solutions that benefit member banks and the communities they serve. The ICBA Board of Directors consists of 56 individuals who represent the state or district in which their community bank operates. With nearly 5,000 member financial institutions, employing nearly 300,000 Americans, the members provide financial services to consumers, small businesses, and the agricultural community.
Middlefield Banc Corp. headquartered in Middlefield, Ohio is a multi-bank holding company with total assets in excess of $600 million. The company's lead bank, The Middlefield Banking Company, operates full service banking centers and a UVEST Financial Services® brokerage office serving Chardon, Cortland, Garrettsville, Mantua, Middlefield, Newbury, and Orwell. The company also serves the central Ohio market through its Emerald Bank subsidiary, with offices in Dublin and Westerville, Ohio. Additional information is available at www.middlefieldbank.com and www.emeraldbank.com
James R. Heslop, 2nd
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
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SOURCE Middlefield Banc Corp.