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Nation's Largest Constituency of Community Banks Forms Strategic Alliance with ComplianceEase
- ICBA Mortgage partners with ComplianceEase to offer its nearly 5,000 member institutions with a state-of-art automated compliance solution -

San Francisco, Calif. - April 18, 2006 - ComplianceEase®, a leading provider of automated compliance and risk-management solutions, today announced that it has been selected by ICBA Mortgage, a subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) - the nation's largest constituency of community banks - as the Premier Value Provider for anti-predatory / high cost lending compliance solutions.

As a designated ICBA SmartLender Services Premier Value Provider, ComplianceEase offers member community banks the opportunity to strengthen their individual compliance practices by using ComplianceAnalyzer, an accurate, and cost-effective automated mortgage compliance solution. ICBA Mortgage members using ComplianceAnalyzer benefit from the solution's accurate automation of regulatory compliance procedures allowing community banks to safely maneuver within a complex and ever-changing patchwork of federal, state, and municipal legislation.

"We are enthusiastic about the partnership with ComplianceEase and believe that ComplianceAnalyzer is the ideal solution for our member community banks that require a cost-effective and dynamic regulatory compliance solution to ensure that their loans are fully compliant", said Ed Pinto, president of ICBA SmartLender Services, a subsidiary of ICBA Mortgage. Pinto also noted: "As origination costs rise in the coming year, we feel that community banks need a cost-effective automated compliance solution for their risk-management operations. Our exclusive partnership with ComplianceEase provides our member institutions with a key competitive advantage, enabling them to achieve full compliance levels as they expand their operations."

ComplianceAnalyzer is an Internet-based, on-demand solution accessible as a fully featured Web browser-based application. It is also seamlessly integrated with multiple industry-leading loan origination systems so that it can also be accessed through multiple access points. In addition to dramatically reducing the cost of compliance associated with the ever-changing ???high-cost??? and consumer lending regulations, ComplianceAnalyzer also significantly improves a lender's ability to quantify and mitigate areas of regulatory risk. ComplianceAnalyzer was built from the ground up utilizing industry expertise to provide features that are critical to the effective implementation of internal controls dictated by current business process management practices, such as those mandated by recent oversight requirements in Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

"We are pleased to establish an alliance partnership with ICBA Mortgage because we strongly support their vision to empower their member community banks with dynamic solutions allowing them to level the playing field and address the compliance challenge, resulting in high-quality assets that are saleable within the secondary market" stated David Girling, ComplianceEase's executive vice president of Sales and Marketing.

About ICBA Mortgage
ICBA Mortgage Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). Since 1991, ICBA Mortgage has provided more than 1,500 community banks with equitable access to the secondary mortgage market through investors offering servicing released and servicing retained programs. Its newest initiative, ICBA SmartLender, is designed to level the playing field for community banks with pricing and service levels from industry leaders generally offered only to the largest mortgage originators. For more information, visit the ICBA Mortgage website at: www.icbamortgage.com.

About Independent Community Bankers of America
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) represents the largest constituency of community banks of all sizes and charter types in the nation, and is dedicated exclusively to protecting the interests of the community banking industry. It is a strong and dynamic trade association working to provide its members a competitive edge by effectively aggregating political, economic, and marketing power. The ICBA uses the power of its nearly 5,000 members to provide: a voice for community banking interests in Washington D.C., resources to enhance community bank education and marketability, and profitability options to help community banks compete in an ever-changing marketplace. This constituency is dedicated exclusively to enhancing the franchise value of the nation's community banks for the benefit of their customers and the communities they serve. Visit the ICBA on the web at http://www.icba.org.

About ComplianceEase
ComplianceEase, a division of LogicEase Solutions Inc., headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a premier provider of intelligent business solutions to the financial services industry. ComplianceEase's web-based platform - ComplianceAnalyzer - is the mortgage industry's leading automated compliance solution. The ComplianceEase expert system utilizes advanced reasoning and decisioning technologies as well as natural language processing to power beginning-to-end solutions in a fraction of the time and for a fraction of the cost of traditional approaches, while providing high levels of accuracy and integrity. ComplianceEase's significant and growing client base includes top tier mortgage lenders, banks, and Wall Street firms. Managed by a team of highly experienced and innovative mortgage professionals, the company is funded by the First American Corporation, the WI Harper Group, and the senior management team. For more information about ComplianceEase, visit www.ComplianceEase.com.

Josh Felder, 1-650-373-1111 Ext. 1210

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