Press Release February 18, 2005

American Banker Ranks Goodwin Procter Among Top 10 Advisers in Domestic Bank and Thrift Merger Deals in 2004

BOSTON, Feb. 18, 2005  American Banker recently ranked Goodwin Procter the eighth most active primary adviser in domestic bank and thrift merger deals announced in 2004 by dollar value.  The total deal value reported was approximately $11.4 billion.

Goodwin Procter offers its clients an interdisciplinary approach to the delivery of legal services within the financial services industry, providing expertise across a broad range of financial products and services such as retail and institutional banking, mutual funds, brokerage and investment management; hedge funds, funds that invest in real estate and real estate securities, and funds that invest in private equities, among other asset management products and services.

Gregory Lyons serves as the firm's Financial Services Practice chairman.