Press Release
Approval of Application by Chemung Financial Corporation, Elmira, New York
January 24, 2011
NEW YORK—The Federal Reserve Bank of New York approved applications by Chemung Financial Corporation, Elmira, New York, for prior approval of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, pursuant to Sections 3(a)(3) and 3(a)(5) of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended, to acquire Fort Orange Financial Corp., and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Capital Bank & Trust Company (Capital Bank), both of Albany, New York, and by Chemung Canal Trust Company, Elmira, New York (Chemung Trust), to merge Capital Bank with and into Chemung Trust, pursuant to section 18(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and, incident thereto, to establish full-service branch offices at the locations of the former Capital Bank under Section 9 of the Federal Reserve Act.

According to standard procedure, the proposal cannot be completed for 15 days.

The Reserve Bank acted under authority delegated by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.