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Medway Co-operative Bank Bank Hosts Community Shredding Day

Giant Paper Shredding Truck Helps Stop Identity Theft

Sep 7, 2007, Medway, MA—Hoping to help alleviate the concern over Identity Theft and other personal security issues among local residents, Medway Co-operative Bank is pleased to host a Community Shredding Day on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at its Medway Co-operative Bank branch. The free event – held rain or shine -- is yet another community service provided by the 92-year-old financial institution, and an opportunity for the public to securely dispose of highly confidential documents.

“Identity theft is a big issue and a concern for people everywhere,” confirmed Jack Hamilton, President and CEO, Medway Co-operative Bank.  “Often people don’t know where to turn if they have many old documents they need to dispose of properly. We understand how important privacy and security are because these issues are such critical components of our daily operations.  This event will provide a valuable service for people with a large number of sensitive documents to dispose. It promises to be a fun and productive day for all.”

Existing bank customers and others in the community are invited to bring their personal materials to the Bank’s headquarters, located at 70 Main Street in Medway , between the regular Saturday hours of 9 AM and 1 PM. Personal and confidential paper documents (up to two large boxes or garbage bags per person) will be destroyed on the spot in a highly advanced technical shredding truck situated in the Bank’s parking lot.

The first 200 visitors to the bank that day will receive a free “Shred It & Forget It” T-shirt and additional information on how to protect themselves further against the very real threat of Identity Theft.

Additionally, anyone who opens a new Medway Co-operative Bank personal or business checking account between September 22nd and October 27th will be sent home with a free personal cross-cut shredding machine. This useful tool will provide even more protection against those who would steal individuals’ names, Social Security numbers, and other highly personal information.

Medway Co-operative Bank - with assets of $136 million - was founded in 1915, and continues to offer a wide range of individual and business banking services, as the only purely mutual, solely local bank in the community. Medway Co-operative Bank has been voted the #1 Community Bank in Medway and earned the Silver Award as Favorite Community Bank in the 13-town region in the CNC Readers Choice Awards.  The Bank continues to earn the highest rankings for financial strength from nationally recognized bank-rating companies including a Four-Star rating from Bauer Financial. Medway Co-operative Bank, a member of the FDIC and the SIF, is located at 70 Main Street in Medway MA.

For further information, visit www.medwaycoopbank.com or call 508.533.8661.