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Apology to Ecker Family

Date: 7/27/2009

During the memorial service for Mark Ecker II this past weekend, my company, Northeast Aerial Advertising LLC, inadvertently flew an aerial ad over the East Longmeadow football field. I had failed to inform my out-of-state pilot about this somber event. Consequently, the ad was flown over this site which we regularly fly to cover all outdoor events in the Pioneer Valley. Unfortunately, my pilot mistook the Ecker memorial as an athletic ceremony.

Since I was aware of Mark's heroic recovery and tragic end, I immediately called his mother to offer my sincere apology.

My lack of communicating properly with the pilot should not in any way tarnish the fine reputation of Chicopee Savings Bank, its officers or directors.

Gerald S. Grant, President

Northeast Aerial Advertising LLC