The Savings Bank Earns “Best of Bauer” 5-Star Elite Rating

September 2015: The Savings Bank, Circleville, Ohio’s achievement of BAUERFINANCIAL’s
coveted 5-Star Superior rating puts it in an elite category as one of the strongest banks in the
nation, excelling in such areas as capital, loan quality, profitability and more. Earning the 5-Star
rating for the most recent 100 consecutive quarters also earns The Savings Bank the accolade:
“Best of Bauer” bank. This designation is reserved for those banks that have earned and
maintained a 5-Star rating for 25 years or longer.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc. Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s premier bank rating firm, is pleased to recognize The Savings Bank for its Superior level of financial performance earning its highest (5-Star) rating for strength and stability. “We don’t have to tell you how difficult it has been for the banking industry these past eight years, but The Savings Bank has not only survived, it has
thrived.” remarks Karen L. Dorway, president of the rating firm. ”Being able to maintain the
highest level of financial performance, even in the most difficult of environments, The Savings
Bank was able to stay customer-focused while others were trying to stay afloat. The Savings Bank deserves this commendation.”

Established in 1912, The Savings Bank has been dedicated to its customers’ needs for 103 years. Today it operates through five branch offices in Ashville, Circleville and Williamsport and can also be found on the internet at

The Savings Bank: “Personal Service and Hometown Pride ***** SmartBanking.”

Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting