5-Star Valley State Bank

A Beacon in the Community

March 2015:  Valley State Bank, Belle Plaine, Kansas proudly announces it has once again received a Superior 5-Star rating from BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., the nation's leading bank rating and research firm. A 5-Star rating signifies that Valley State Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation.

"Consumers and businesses alike have come to depend on Bauer's 5-Star rating system as they navigate through their banking choices," comments Karen L. Dorway, president of the rating firm. "They know to look for the 5-Star logo to ensure that the trust they have in their bank is well-placed. Under the leadership of Mr. Douglas M. Morley, President, the dedicated team at Valley State Bank has earned that trust and respect."

To earn this Superior 5-Star rating, Valley State Bank excels in areas of capital, asset quality, profitability and much more.

Valley State Bank was established in 1897 and has been serving the banking needs of its local communities for 118 years. It currently operates through three conveniently located offices in Belle Plaine, Derby and Wichita and can also be found on the internet at www.valleystatebank.com.

Valley State Bank: "Your 5-Star Community Bank."

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.

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