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North Island Credit Union has opened a third branch in South San Diego County, offering its members added convenience. Rounding out North Island's presence in the South County, the new EastLake branch is located at 884 EastLake Parkway, Suite 1615, in the Village Walk at EastLake, a new 162,000-square-foot, upscale retail development located within the master-planned community of EastLake. The official grand opening of Village Walk at EastLake will be Sept. 15.

This is the third new branch North Island has opened in 2007, bringing the total to 17 in San Diego and Riverside counties.

To celebrate the grand opening, North Island has mailed specials to members and nonmembers in the area, offering market-leading auto and certificate rates for a limited period of time. Additionally, North Island is offering complimentary posters -- while supplies last -- of its newly redesigned signature artwork, "Island Paradise." Members can pick up their "Island Paradise" poster at any North Island branch, including the new Rancho San Diego branch.

"Opening a full-service branch in this area means we can provide a wide variety of financial services for both small businesses and consumers alike in a location convenient to our members," said Geri Dillingham, executive vice president and chief operating officer of North Island. "Emlyn Aurelio, regional manager for the EastLake and Chula Vista branches, is a tremendous asset to our team and I am confident that the new EastLake branch will serve our clients as fully as the others in our network."

North Island Credit Union EastLake branch hours will be Mondays through Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

About North Island Credit Union

A corporate and community leader in the San Diego region for more than 60 years, North Island Credit Union currently serves nearly 110,000 members. With $1.5 billion in assets, the credit union ranks as the 60th largest credit union in the nation and the 12th largest in California. North Island Credit Union offers diverse financial services for consumers in San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties, including checking and savings accounts; investment services; real estate, vehicle and signature loans; and Internet banking. North Island also is a leader in the small business services, providing payroll services, insurance products, employee benefits, retirement plans, checking and saving accounts, lines of credit and SBA 504 and member business loans.

A premier employer in San Diego, North Island Credit Union was recently named among the 50 Best Small and Medium Companies to Work For in America by the Society for Human Resource Management. In 2005, the credit union received the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger through the California Awards for Performance Excellence, which uses the national Malcolm Baldrige quality criteria for its winners. North Island Credit Union is the only financial institution in California to have received this distinction. Other industry recognition includes Ken Blanchard's Best Company to Work For in 2001 and the Peter Barron Stark Award for Workplace Excellence five times.

North Island Credit Union has branches in Carlsbad, Clairemont Square, Chula Vista, EastLake, downtown San Diego, El Cajon, Imperial Beach, Kearny Mesa, La Mesa, Mira Mesa, NAS North Island, Rancho San Diego, Santee, Scripps Poway, South Bay, Temecula and Vista. Call (800) 848-5654 for additional information or visit www.myisland.com.

Submitted by North Island Credit Union

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