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Media Advisory: Presentation by CEO of Federal Reserve Bank

March 5, 2008

Contact: Baker Siddiquee, 217/206-7912, bsidd1@uis.edu

What: "Finance: Engine of Growth, Engine of Instability," a presentation by Dr. William Poole, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

When: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6

Where: Brookens Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Brookens Auditorium is located on the lower level of Brookens Library on the UIS campus.

Details: Dr. Poole directs the Bank's head office in St. Louis, as well as its three branches -- in Little Rock, Arkansas; Louisville, Kentucky; and Memphis, Tennessee. In addition, he represents the bank on the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve's chief monetary policymaking body.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is one of 12 regional Reserve banks. Regional Reserve banks, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., constitute the Federal Reserve System.

For more information, contact Dr. Baker Siddiquee, UIS Department of Economics, at 206-7912 or 206-7174.



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