ITHACA, NY - Tompkins Financial Corporation (TMP-NYSE Amex) - Tompkins Financial Corporation is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by The Staton Institute in its newly released 2010 edition of America's Finest Companies ®. According to Staton, Tompkins Financial's record of 36 consecutive years of legitimate earnings growth (EPS) is the second longest among all U.S. public companies and only Walmart has a longer history of consecutive years of earnings growth.
In addition to being recognized as an Earnings All Star®, Tompkins was named one of America's Smartest Companies®, a distinction earned by only 14 U.S. public companies having more than ten consecutive years of growth in both dividends and earnings. According to The Staton Institute publication, the 14 companies qualifying for the America's Smartest Companies distinction rank among the top 0.1% of all publicly traded companies in the United States.
Tompkins Financial CEO Stephen S. Romaine said, "Being named to this elite group of companies speaks highly of the performance of our board and employees. Tompkins Financial is committed to providing long-term value to our clients, shareholders, and the communities we serve. This focus on long-term value has guided our decisions over the years and separated the consistency of our results over time from what can appear to be a short-term focus of many in our industry. We are honored to receive this recognition, particularly in these challenging economic times."
Tompkins Financial Corporation operates 45 banking offices in the New York State markets served by the Company's subsidiary banks - Tompkins Trust Company, The Bank of Castile, and Mahopac National Bank. Through its community banking subsidiaries, the Company provides traditional banking services, and offers a full range of money management services through Tompkins Investment Services (a division of Tompkins Trust Company). The Company offers insurance services through its Tompkins Insurance Agencies, Inc. subsidiary, an independent agency serving individuals and business clients throughout New York State. Through its AM&M Financial Services, Inc. subsidiary, the Company offers fee-based financial planning and wealth management services. AM&M Financial Services, Inc. is also the parent company to Ensemble Financial Services, Inc., an independent broker dealer and leading outsourcing company for financial planners and investment advisors. Each Tompkins subsidiary operates with a community focus, meeting the unique needs of the communities served.