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NR 2005-26
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Toney Bland Named Deputy Comptroller of Northeastern District

WASHINGTON - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced today that Toney Bland has been appointed Deputy Comptroller of the Northeastern District. Mr. Bland will report to Timothy W. Long, Senior Deputy Comptroller for Mid-Size/Community Banks. He replaces Fred Finke, who now serves as Basel II senior policy liaison.

“I am very pleased to have Toney taking responsibility for the Northeastern District,” said Mr. Long. “His management abilities and long experience as a national bank examiner will be of great benefit in overseeing the 11-state area and the District of Columbia.”

Mr. Bland has served as senior advisor to Mr. Long since 2003. He previously was an assistant deputy comptroller for midsize banks and a field manager in the central district. He joined the OCC in 1981 as an assistant national bank examiner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Mr. Bland graduated from Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin in 1981.

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