Texas Credit Union League Endorses LEVEL5; Facilities Development Firm Selected as Vendor of Choice Based on Integrity, Proven R


ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2006--LEVEL5, a firm that assists financial institutions with growth strategies through services including strategic consulting, real estate, integrated design, construction management and branding, announced that it has been selected by the Texas Credit Union League (TCUL) as its exclusive facilities development firm of choice. The TCUL decided to endorse LEVEL5 largely because of the company's integrity, proven reputation and policy of implementing projects on an "open book" basis with all project costs being exposed and all fees being identified to its credit union clients upfront.

"In the past, we never found a facilities development firm that we were comfortable endorsing; LEVEL5's committed approach changed that," said Tom Hodge, vice president of sales and business development at TCUL. "Any firm that is willing to identify its project fees upfront and design and build a project with a true 'open book' is heads and shoulders above anyone I have ever talked to."

The TCUL will endorse LEVEL5 to its nearly 600 not-for-profit Texas credit union members and their seven million member-owners. Since its founding in 2004, LEVEL5 has developed, designed and implemented growth strategies for more than 30 financial institutions throughout the country, developing a reputation as a partner in a credit union's growth process. The company analyzes key indicators such as deposit/loan ratios, growth and credit unions' goals to best to plan and produce the physical solutions with the maximum return on investment.

"LEVEL5 fully supports the Texas Credit Union League's mission to further the success, unity and uniqueness of every credit union," said Joseph F. Kassler, president and CEO. "Our veteran management team has the experience, knowledge and skill to guide credit unions' development into the most profitable situations available. We will continue to provide innovative ideas and strategies to produce tangible results for their long-term goals."

About the Texas Credit Union League

The Texas Credit Union League is the official state trade association serving credit unions in Texas. Organized in 1934, the Texas Credit Union League provides credit unions with valuable resources, products, services and programs to meet present and future challenges. The League provides education and training, advocate activities, regulatory/compliance assistance, technical assistance, research and new product development, marketing ideas, and public relations resources.

Credit unions are not-for-profit, member-owned, volunteer-directed cooperatives that promote the economic well being of all people, including those of modest means. The Texas Credit Union League represents nearly 600 of the state's credit unions - which in turn are owned by more than seven million members. For more information about TCUL, visit www.tcul.coop.

About LEVEL5

Headquartered in Atlanta, with other offices strategically located to best serve its clients, LEVEL5 is a consulting and facilities development firm that works exclusively with financial institutions across the United States. The company assists those institutions in the development and implementation of growth strategies through its unique services that include consulting, real estate, integrated design, construction management and branding. For more information about LEVEL5 call (404) 761-0008 or visit the Web site at www.level5.com.

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