March Community Credit Union Announces Name Change to Visterra Credit Union


MORENO VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2006--March Community Credit Union today announced that it will be changing its name to Visterra Credit Union on March 6, 2006. The credit union's name change is a result of its wish to better reflect who they are now and to achieve a better fit with their future strategic vision.


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Its new name, Visterra, is representative of its heritage, commitment to residents in Riverside County, and also to express its financial strength yesterday, today and tomorrow. By joining the word "vista" with the Latin root "terra," a name was created that is visionary and goal oriented, yet reflects commitment to financial strength and security. The name captures the spirit of their Air Force and military heritage as well as their commitment to financial integrity.

March Community Credit Union was formerly March Federal Credit Union. It was originally founded in 1953 and became a community credit union in 1996 in order to serve anyone who lives or works in Western Riverside County. The credit union has evolved over the past 50 years to provide products and services to meet the needs of its members presently totaling over 38,000.

"Since obtaining our community charter in 1996 we have still found that most people mistakenly believe they cannot join our Credit Union because they are not in, or associated in some way to the military or March Air Reserve Base," stated Robert Cameron, CEO/President of March Community Credit Union. "We, in good faith and as a corporate conscious citizen, have decided to fine tune our name to better suit our vision and the field of membership we serve," he added.

Visterra Credit Union is a member owned full-service financial institution with branches in Moreno Valley, Corona, and Murrieta (coming March 2006). Realizing the time demands consumers live within today, Visterra ensures each member's credit union experience is convenient as well as pleasant.

The adaptation to the new name, Visterra Credit Union, will be completed by June 30, 2006. From March 1, 2006 until March 31, 2006, the credit union will be running special promotions and giveaways to celebrate its new identity, and its commitment in the Inland Empire.

About March Community Credit Union. MCCU is a full-service, not-for-profit-cooperative financial institution headquartered in Moreno Valley. With assets of about $380,000,000 and over 35,000 members, March CCU has over 50 years of sustained growth and success. Members enjoy surcharge free access to over 18,000 ATMs across the country as well as a complement of products and services expected of a major financial institution.

Information regarding March Community Credit Union's accounts and services can be obtained by accessing their website at www.marchccu.org.

Contacts
Visterra Credit Union
Charlie Hale, 951-656-9903
chale@marchccu.org
or
Karen Ayers, 951-656-4411, ext. 8952
kayers@marchccu.org