VERMONT DISTRICT RISES TO THE TOP OF KEY IN 2006Green Mountain Team Earns KeyBank’s District of the Year Vermont may be the smallest state served by KeyBank but in 2006 it acted like the biggest.The Vermont District has been named the 2006 District of the Year among KeyBank NA’s 23 districts nationwide. The award recognizes the highest ranking district based on overall financial performance, service to clients and commitment to community. “Our employees are incredibly dedicated to our clients and the communities we serve,” said Scott Carpenter, president, Vermont District, KeyBank NA. “Our bankers provide strong financial solutions and advice, and the market has rewarded us with their business.”In addition to commercial, business and private banking services, KeyBank serves Vermont retail clients through its 13 branches.”Vermont’s performance exemplifies what Key’s Community Bank model is all about — local decision making and the exceptional delivery of the services of a top national bank,” said Thomas X. Geisel, president, Northeast Region, KeyBank N.A. KeyBank N.A. is one of Vermonts largest financial services companies. A strong proponent for local economic growth, Key companies provide investment management, retail and commercial banking, retirement, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individuals and companies throughout the United States and, for certain businesses, internationally. The company’s businesses deliver their products and services through KeyCenters and offices; a network of approximately 2,400 ATMs; telephone banking centers (1.800.KEY2YOU); and a Web site, Key.com, that provides account access and financial products 24 hours a day. # # # Note to Editors: For up-to-date company information, media contacts and facts and figures about Key lines of business, visit our Media Newsroom at Key.com/newsroom.