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A Brief History of Slavie Federal Savings Bank

As a community bank founded in 1900 right here in Baltimore, Slavie Federal Savings Bank upholds the same integrity and commitment to its customers. The name "Slavie" refers to the legendary Bohemian goddess of abundance and reflects the original founding of the bank by immigrants from Bohemia, the area that is now encompassed by the Czech Republic.

Over the years, the bank has transformed from the Bohemian Building, Loan and Savings Association, to Slavie Savings And Loan Association Inc. in 1970 and then Slavie Federal Savings and Loan Association in 1987. In 2000, Slavie Federal Savings Bank became the new and current name of the institution.

Slavie was originally headquartered on Collington Avenue (not far from Johns Hopkins Hospital) until 1976, when the bank's corporate office moved to its branch at 3700 E. Northern Parkway. In 2001, Slavie moved its corporate headquarters and opened its branch in Bel Air at 1614 Churchville Road.

"After operating in Baltimore City for over 100 years, we find that many of our customers and friends now live in Harford County, so it made good sense for our Bel Air office to house our base of operations," says Philip E. Logan, President and Chairman of the Board. "We embrace the commitment to be a good neighbor and an active Harford County community member."

In December 2004, Slavie reorganized into a mutual holding company structure after 104 years of being a mutually-owned institution. Slavie Bancorp, MHC, the mutual holding company parent of SFSB, Inc., was formed as part of this reorganization.

A testament to its continued growth and stability as a financial institution, Slavie Federal Savings Bank offers a wide variety of products and services designed to fit even the most unique needs of individuals and businesses. Slavie provides competitive personal products, lending options, as well as convenient TurnKey Business Banking solutions. Slavie Financial Services offers clients retirement planning, investment advice and more.

"At Slavie, we emphasize service quality above all else. We pride ourselves on providing the competitive products found at large financial institutions, but with the personal service you can only get from a community bank.," Logan explains. "If you're not a customer yet, I invite you to discover today's Slavie. We pledge that no bank will treat you better than Slavie."

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