World's Safest Banks - 2008

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

I received this list from one of the marketing reps at Alamo Title and thought I'd pass it on to all of you.  It is a list of the World's Safest Banks according to Global Finance magazine

New York, 4 September 2008 - Global Finance magazine has released its annual ranking of the

World's Safest Banks, which will be featured in the special October issue alongside several of

the magazine's renowned Best Bank awards. The World's Safest Banks were selected through a

comparison of the long-term credit ratings and total assets of the 300 largest banks around the

world. Ratings from Moody's, Standard & Poor's and Fitch were used.

This is the 16th year that Global Finance has published its list of the world's largest banks

ranked by their creditworthiness. The 10 banks at the top of the list are designated as the

"World's Safest Banks".

These banks will be honored at an awards ceremony to be held in Washington D.C. on

October 13th to coincide with the World Bank/IMF annual meeting.

"These banks have demonstrated an appropriately prudent approach to risk in

providing international financial services," says Global Finance publisher, Joseph D. Giarraputo.

"More than ever customers are viewing strong credit quality as an important feature of the

banks with which they do business."

WORLD'S SAFEST BANKS

Groupe Caisse des Dépôts (CDC)         France

Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten (BNG)        Netherlands

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank       Germany

Rabobank       Netherlands

Landeskreditbank Baden-Wuerttemberg-Förderbank      Germany

Lloyds TSB       United Kingdom

BNP Paribas       France

Dexia      Belgium

Wells Fargo      United States

NRW Bank       Germany

Global FInance, which celebrates its 21st year of publishing in 2008, has 50,000 subscribers and more than 284,000 readers in over 158 countries. This audience includes chairmen, presidents, CEOs, CFOs, treasurers, and other financial officers responsible for making investments and strategic business decisions for large global companies and financial institutions. Global Finance also targets the 8,000 key portfolio investors who control over 80% of all assets under professional management.

For editorial information please contact: Dan Keeler, Editor, phone: 212 447 7900 ext 232, email: dan@gfmag.com

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