CHARTER OAK EARNS TOP 5-STAR RATING FOR 1st HALF OF 2020 Superior Ranking Reflects Credit Union’s Continued Strong Financial Condition FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anthony Cronin, AVP-Director of Marketing 860.446.3254 firstname.lastname@example.org Waterford, CT – October 13, 2020 – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has earned the top 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial Inc. for its superior financial performance during the first half of 2020, indicating that Charter Oak is among the strongest financial institutions in the nation. “We’re pleased to once again earn BauerFinancial’s top rating for our financial performance during the first six months of what has proved to be a very challenging year,” said Brian A. Orenstein, Charter Oak’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Despite the many issues that all financial institutions have faced because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this five-star rating from a highly respected firm like BauerFinancial is a strong vote of confidence in the way we manage our finances at Charter Oak,” he said. Charter Oak’s top 5-Star rating is based on financial data filed with federal regulators as of June 30, 2020. The Florida-based BauerFinancial is the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm. The firm awards its top 5-Star rating only to those financial institutions that excel in their capital, asset quality, profitability and other financial areas. Financial institutions that earn BauerFinancial’s top 5-Star rating are safe, financially sound and operating well above their regulatory capital requirements. BauerFinancial compiles its financial data based on information reported to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), which is the governing federal agency for credit unions. For more information about BauerFinancial, visit its website at www.BauerFinancial.com or call 800.388.6686. Charter Oak is eastern Connecticut’s largest credit union with assets of more than $1.3 billion as of June 30, 2020. Charter Oak has an expansive and convenient network of branches serving New London and Windham counties, providing the largest and most convenient branch network of any local financial institution serving eastern Connecticut. For more information about Charter Oak’s broad range of products and services, please visit any of our convenient branches, visit our website at charteroak.org, or call our Contact Center at 860.446.8085 or 800.962.3237. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender.