Alliant Credit Union Earns 5-Star Superior Rating 07/30/2009 • Press Releases Alliant Credit Union, Chicago, Illinois takes great pride in receiving a 5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability from BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida. 5-Stars is the highest rating attainable from BAUERFINANCIAL (the Nation's Bank and Credit Union Rating Firm for over a quarter of a century) and is based on the overall financial picture of the institution. Earning a 5-Star rating indicates that Alliant Credit Union is one of the strongest credit unions in the nation. In fact, this is the 56th consecutive quarter that Alliant Credit Union has earned this highest honor. Only 16% of the nation's credit unions can claim this distinction. Given that, it is not surprising that Karen L. Dorway, president of BAUERFINANCIAL, has high praise for Alliant Credit Union. "Alliant Credit Union has avoided the lending and underwriting problems that have plagued much of the industry. It is clear that the staff of Alliant Credit Union, under the direction of Mr. David W. Mooney, President and CEO, remains diligent in adhering to sound banking principles and standards." Established in 1935, Alliant Credit Union has been serving the needs of its members for 74 years. It currently operates through ten conveniently located offices from Virginia to California and can also be found on the internet at www.alliantcreditunion.org. Alliant Credit Union: "Your 5-Star Credit Union." 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 for its rating, nor can it be eluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.