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Time for a governance “tune-up” By Jeffrey E. Smith Corporate Law Departments, July 2009 As the dust (hopefully) begins to settle during this time of bank and market uncertainty, and a lull continues for bank M&A activity, it may be just the time to review your institution’s governance structure, documents, and mechanisms to bring them up to date (including incorporation of appropriate “best practices” under Sarbanes-Oxley), to provide important alternatives and flexibility for responding to M&A and other corporate opportunities, and to generally put the institution in a position to better respond to market opportunities and events as they unfold.

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