Sterne, Agee & Leach to Host Community Bank Symposium

  BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc. is proud to announce that it will host a Community Bank Symposium on Wednesday, May 7, 2003, from 8:30 a.m. CT until 1:30 p.m. CT at the HealthSouth Conference Center, One HealthSouth Parkway, Birmingham, Alabama.  This half-day forum will feature investor presentations from select southeastern banks, including:          *  Yadkin Valley Bank and Trust (Nasdaq: YAVY), Elkin, North Carolina     *  Britton & Koontz Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: BKBK), Natchez,        Mississippi     *  BancTrust Financial Group (Nasdaq: BTFG), Mobile, Alabama     *  First M&F Corp. (Nasdaq: FMFC), Kosciusko, Mississippi     *  FNB Financial Services Corp. (Nasdaq: FNBF), Reidsville, North        Carolina     *  FFLC Bancorp (Nasdaq: FFLC), Leesburg, Florida     *  Savannah Bancorp (Nasdaq: SAVB), Savannah, Georgia     Attendees will hear the stories about these banks, and learn more about their stock directly from their management teams.  This event is a fast-paced program for the community bank stock investor.  A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.  Although this event is free to the public, reservations are required by April 30, 2003.  Individuals can register on-line at www.sterneagee.com , or by contacting their local Sterne, Agee & Leach office.  This symposium will be audio webcast on the Sterne, Agee & Leach website, and archived on the site after the event.  Bank representation is subject to change.  Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc., a registered broker/dealer and member of the New York Stock Exchange, is a subsidiary of the Sterne, Agee & Leach Group, Inc., a financial services company serving the investment needs of clients since 1901.  The firm has offices in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North and South Carolina, and provides a full array of financial services.  Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc. is one of the oldest and largest independent investment firms in the country.  The holding company of Sterne, Agee & Leach Group consists of Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc., Sterne, Agee Capital Markets, SAL Financial Services, Inc., The Trust Company of Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc., and Sterne Agee Asset Management.     SOURCE  Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc. /CONTACT:  Caroline Lyle, VP Marketing of Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc., +1-205-949-3564/  /Web site:  http://www.sterneagee.com /  CO:  Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc. ST:  Alabama IN:  FIN SU:  CCA MAV                                                  -0- Apr/08/2003 19:42 GMT    
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