EDCO FCU NEEDS YOUR Your elected Board of Directors and Management believe merging our credit union with Community Star Credit Union and converting our current deposit insurance from federal to private share insurance is in the best interest of all members, and we urge you to: Approve the merger and conversion to private insurance and authorize the Board of Directors to take all necessary action to accomplish the merger and conversion. Coverage Per Individual Account, Not Per Member... If the merger and conversion is completed, your deposit accounts will be insured up to $250,000 per each and every account (with no limit to the number of accounts) by American Mutual Share Insurance Corporation (ASI), an Ohio-based corporation and the nation’s largest credit union-owned private deposit insurer. There is no increased cost of ASI’s insurance to you. Benefits of the Merger Community Star Credit Union, in business since 1938, continually strives to move forward technologically, while keeping a people first philosophy. The credit union offers: • The convenience of the Shared Branching Network, providing members access to their accounts at over 5,000 locations, including two additional locations in Lorain County • Additional deposit products, loan types, and services, including IDProtect and the new Save the Change Program • Access to ATMs at three Community Star branches, as well as a large ATM network across the country with surcharge free locations • A presence in Social Media (Facebook and YouTube) Safety and Soundness... • No credit union member has ever lost money in an ASI-insured deposit. • ASI has operated since 1974, exclusively providing deposit insurance to credit unions. Currently, over 1.2 million members belong to credit unions insured by ASI. • ASI is owned by the credit unions it insures. • A majority of ASI’s assets are held in cash and US government-guaranteed bonds and US Treasuries. • Credit unions must qualify for ASI deposit insurance, and ASI routinely examines the credit unions it insures. • ASI is licensed and dual regulated by the Ohio Department of Insurance and the Ohio Department of Commerce and is authorized to issue credit union share insurance in Ohio. The company’s financial statements are audited annually by an independent CPA firm and are available upon request at the credit union. Member Accounts Example Savings/Regular Share Checking/Share Draft Vacation Club Money Market CD/Share Certificate #1 CD/Share Certificate #2 IRA TOTAL INSURED ASI Insurance $ 250,000 $ 250,000 $ 250,000 $ 250,000 $ 250,000 $ 250,000 $ 250,000 $ 1,750,000 Your deposits at Edco FCU are currently insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a federal agency. The standard maximum federal coverage is up to $250,000, but members may structure their accounts to achieve federal coverage in excess of $250,000. Federal regulation requires that the following statement appear. IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THIS CREDIT UNION, YOUR ACCOUNTS ARE CURRENTLY INSURED BY THE NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION, A FEDERAL AGENCY. THIS FEDERAL INSURANCE IS BACKED BY THE FULL FAITH AND CREDIT OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. IF THE CREDIT UNION CONVERTS TO PRIVATE INSURANCE WITH AMERICAN SHARE INSURANCE AND THE CREDIT UNION FAILS, THE FEDERAL G OVERNMENT DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL GET YOUR MONEY BACK. If you have any questions, please contact us at 440.984.4878. For more information about Community Star Credit Union, visit www.commstar.org. Edco Federal Credit Union PO Box 220 Amherst, OH 44001 Why We Need Your Federal regulations require that all members be given the opportunity to vote, and that a minimum of 20% of the membership must vote. Accordingly, please return your ballot in the envelope provided as soon as possible. To be counted, your ballot must reach E Space Communications Inc. on or before October 14, 2014. You may also cast your vote at the membership meeting on October 14, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact us at 440.984.4878.
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