Diversity Policy- Rev. 5/2011

It is the policy of the Bank to hire well qualified people. An integral part of this policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons and administer hiring, working conditions, benefits and privileges of employment, compensation, training, appointments for advancement, including layoffs and recalls for all employees, without discrimination because race, color, religion, national origin, nationality, culture, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, citizenship, familial status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender status, creed, or other legally protected personal characteristics.

In order to implement the foregoing policy, the Bank will consider qualified applicants from all sources to ensure equal consideration of individuals. Additionally, the Bank will continue to maintain all Bank facilities on a completely non-segregated basis and will fully cooperate with all authorized individuals and agencies responsible for administering laws and regulations in the area of equal employment opportunity and fair employment practice. This policy extends to all employees and all aspects of the employment relationship and all personnel are hereby directed to take all reasonable efforts to carry out the spirit and intent of the Bank policy. Violations of this policy by any employee will be met with appropriate action.

The Bank shall disseminate this policy to its employees, and encourage indirect sources of job applicants, such as employees, suppliers, customers, and other contractors to refer qualified applicants. The Bank further pledges to implement additional measures designed to achieve the goals established by this plan.

The objective of the Bank’s Policy is to ensure that all employees receive equality of opportunity limited only by each employee’s desire and ability. The objective calls for a work environment free of discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, nationality, culture, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, citizenship, familial status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender status, creed, or other legally protected personal characteristics.

The Bank is assuring the full realization of its stated objective through periodic monitoring and reporting.