Washington, DC, Jan. 14, 2015 – The American Association of Bank Directors (“AABD”) announced today that Deloitte has become a sponsor.

Deloitte is a recognized leader in providing audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services, and serves all of the commercial banks and most of the securities firms listed on the Fortune 500.

Deloitte will also support AABD’s training programs for bank directors through AABD’s Institute for Bank Director Education and its nationally recognized Bank Director Certification Program.

“We are delighted that Deloitte has agreed to help us enhance our efforts to support the training and informational needs of bank directors in light of the increasing demands on them,” said David Baris, President of AABD.

“Deloitte will also become an advisor to the Audit and Financial Controls Committee established by AABD, providing its members the opportunity to obtain resources and communicate candidly with other members, the co-chairs and advisors to the committee,” said Rich Whiting, AABD’s Executive Director.

“Deloitte is pleased to become a sponsor of AABD,” said Irv Bisnov, Partner and National Banking Audit Leader for Deloitte & Touche LLP. “We look forward to working with the AABD in helping to educate directors on the timely topics of interest that allow them to better fulfill their oversight responsibilities.”

Founded in 1989, the non-profit American Association of Bank Directors (www.aabd.org) is the only trade group in the United States solely devoted to bank directors and their information, education, and advocacy needs. The Institute for Bank Director Education was established in 1993 as the educational arm of AABD. Its purposes include support for a formal training process for bank boards and their members, acting as a clearinghouse for education programs designed for bank and savings institution directors that support AABD’s Bank Director Certification Program, and conducting tailored core courses for individual bank boards and other programs.