In comparing the March 2010 quarter to the same quarter last year, the effect of growth in lower yielding, but less risky and shorter duration cash deposits and investment securities coupled with declining loan balances, contributed to the reduced margin. Mr. Kissel stated, “We have built substantial short and medium-term liquidity into our balance sheet over the last several quarters, so as to be better positioned in the future when we expect loan demand will increase and interest rates will rise.”Loans
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