CoBank Named the Safest Bank in the United States by Global Finance Magazine

Global Finance, which covers the financial services industry, publishes the “World’s 50 Safest Banks” list annually, and released its rankings for 2014 yesterday. Banks are ranked using a methodology that includes total assets and an evaluation of long-term ratings from major rating agencies. CoBank was first named to the list in 2011.

“We’re very pleased to have earned this distinction,” said Robert B. Engel, CoBank’s chief executive officer. “Financial strength and stability is something all our customers look for when choosing a banking partner. We greatly value the trust our customers place in us, and it is essential that we continue to deliver exceptional value to them while maintaining a strong financial foundation for the long term.”

The ranking will be published in the November issue of Global Finance. Further information is available at the magazine’s web site at