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Tri-State 1st Banc Names New Chief Financial Officer

November 05, 2007

East Liverpool, OH. - Tri-State 1st Banc, Inc. (NASDAQ "TSEO"), parent company of 1st National Community Bank, Gateminder Corporation and MDH Investment Management, Inc., announced the appointment of Brad D. Winwood as Chief Financial Officer of the company and its three subsidiaries. He begins his duties effective November 5, 2007. Mr. Winwood succeeds Stephen Beadnell as CFO. Mr. Beadnell will continue with the company in a part-time consultant capacity.

Mr. Winwood is a graduate of West Liberty State College where he received a Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Data Processing and Business Management. He had worked as Senior Staff Accountant for the CPA firm of Wiseman Hutzell & Co. and later served as CFO and Controller for the Wellsburg Banking & Trust Company of Wellsburg, West Virginia. For the past fourteen years, Mr. Winwood has been associated with the Progressive Bank, N.A. of Wheeling, West Virginia. His most recent responsibilities included Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Senior Accounting Officer for the bank including its nine branch offices.

A lifelong resident of Weirton, West Virginia, Mr. Winwood has been actively involved in his community particularly through his church, coaching sports and pursuing his love of music. He and his wife Becky have two children, Douglas and Allison. Their son is a graduate of Bethany College and is presently enrolled in graduate studies at Duquesne University. Their daughter is an undergraduate student at Bethany College.

Charles B. Lang, President of Tri-State 1st Banc Inc., stated that he is very pleased with the appointment of Mr. Winwood. "1st Banc experienced a lot of growth this year with the bank surpassing the $100 million mark in net assets and the investment management subsidiary adding $10 million in assets under management since the first of the year. Mr. Winwood's extensive experience over his 23 years as a banking professional, particularly in the field of accounting and finance, will be invaluable to our companies as we continue to provide banking services in our communities in the future."

"I am confident that Mr. Winwood will bring continued leadership and expertise to his new position with 1st Bank", stated Edward L. Baumgardner, President & CEO of the Bank. "His extensive experience will be an asset to all of us as we continue to focus on executing our business strategies and strengthening our corporate governance practices."

Also, the Board of Directors recently appointed Lance Lang as President of Gateminder Corporation. Gateminder is an Ohio company founded in 1998. The company provides administrative services to owners and operators of ATM machines including financial News Release - cont. institutions, merchants, entertainment venues, hotels and organizations as far away as Hawaii. Lance Lang has been associated with the Gateminder since it began and has served as its Vice President and General Manager for the past five years.

Lance resides in East Liverpool, Ohio and was graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1989 and Hocking College in 1994. He actively pursues professionally his interest in digital nature and landscape photography in association with Picks-Photo of East Liverpool. Lance has actively engaged in supporting the Beaver Creek State Park Nature Center through instructing photography classes at the nature center, Photography Show fund raising event, exhibiting at the Heritage Days fall event at the Park and from proceeds from the sale of video CDs of photographs taken in national parks and nature preserves around the country and in the southern hemisphere.

1st National Community Bank operates five banking offices in Columbiana County, Ohio in Lisbon, Calcutta, East Liverpool and at the Wal-Mart store. Other banking offices include New Cumberland, West Virginia and Midland, Pennsylvania. The Bank maintains 13 convenient ATM locations at six banking offices and seven off-site locations around the tri-state area including major grocery stores and family convenience stores. Customers of the bank have use of all eleven ATMs without a service charge. The Bank also boasts a Trust Department that has engaged itself with local charities and professionals estate planners in providing a full line of trust and estate management services.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency chartered 1st National Community Bank on June 1, 1987 as a national banking association. The Bank is currently in its 20th year of providing a full range of commercial banking service to the tri-state area of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

For more information please contact:
Charles B. Lang, President
Tri-State 1st Banc, Inc
16924 St. Clair Avenue
East Liverpool, OH., 43920
Phone: (330) 385-9200
FAX: (330) 386-7452

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