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KS Bank in top 1% most extraordinary banks in U.S.

KS Bank, headquartered in Smithfield, N.C., was just named among the top 1 percent most extraordinary banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking™.

KS Bank was recognized with the Institute’s Banky® Award for their commitment to strong community banking. This recognition is given to the top 60 out of 6,000 community banks across the country.

“We are honored to be recognized as an extraordinary bank by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking”, said Harold T. Keen, KS Bank President/CEO.  “This award recognizes financially sound, highly effective, community-focused banks and we are proud to be among such an elite group of community banks!”

The Extraordinary Banking™ Awards exist to highlight the vital, yet often overlooked, role that local, community banks play in our economy. Consumers use the Grammys to guide their music purchases, the Emmys lead them to the best of television, and the Tonys highlight outstanding live theater…

And now, consumers have the Banky® Awards as their guide to discovering the very best, most extraordinary banks in their communities, and in the country.

This year, the Bankys recognized the top 1 percent, just 60 of the 6000 community banks in America. The Banky is the Mark of Excellence for Community Banks.

For more information, and to see videos and downloadable photos from the awards, go to

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