Banco Popular Hosts Secretary of Treasury John Snow at Financial Forum for...

Banco Popular Hosts Secretary of Treasury John Snow at Financial Forum for Orlando Community

Media Q & A Immediately Following Forum


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–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–

ADVISORY for Thursday, Oct 21st

WHAT:

Banco Popular North America hosts Secretary of the Treasury John Snow at financial forum, “Central Florida: An Emerging Financial Market,” a session specifically created to address economic topics of paramount importance to the region.

The Secretary will lead a discussion on subjects of interest both locally and nationally including:

— Economic challenges and opportunities facing Central Florida

— Role of the Hispanic community in Central Florida’s economic future

— U.S. role in a global economy

WHEN:

Thursday, October 21, 2004

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Financial Forum

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Media Q & A

WHERE:

Banco Popular

8523 Commodity Circle, Suite 100

Orlando, FL

WHO:

Honorable John Snow, Secretary of the Treasury of the United States

Richard L. Carrión, Chairman, Popular, Inc.

Roberto R. Herencia, President, Banco Popular

Mercedes F. McCall, Region Executive, Central Florida, Banco Popular

Members of the community

BACKGROUND:

Banco Popular North America is the U.S. mainland-banking subsidiary of Puerto Rico-based Popular, Inc. Popular Inc. is ranked among the country’s 30 largest financial institutions with over $37 billion in assets. Presently, Banco Popular North America operates a total of 100 branches in California, Texas, Illinois, New York, New Jersey and Florida. Banco Popular was founded 111 years ago in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In addition, Banco Popular North America operates 130 financial services stores under the name of Popular Cash Express. For more information, visit http://www .bancopopular.com.

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CONTACT:

Banco Popular

Frances I. Ryan, (847) 994-5972, (847) 994-6819 fax

or

Euro RSCG Magnet

Iveliesse Malave,

(951) 272-1888 ext 36, (917) 407-5422 cell

Banco Popular Hosts Secretary of Treasury John Snow at Financial Forum for Orlando Community