This excerpt taken from the TRUE DEF 14A filed Mar 14, 2008.
This proxy statement is furnished in connection with the solicitation by the board of directors of Centrue Financial Corporation of proxies to be voted at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held at the Hilton Chicago OHare Airport, OHare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at 9:00 a.m., local time, or at any adjournments or postponements of the meeting.
Centrue Financial Corporation, a Delaware corporation, is a regional financial services company based in Ottawa, Illinois which has one bank subsidiary. Our offices serve a market area which extends from the far western and southern suburbs of the Chicago metropolitan area across Central and Northern Illinois down to the metropolitan St. Louis area.
This proxy statement and the accompanying notice of meeting and proxy are first being mailed to holders of shares of our common stock, par value $1.00 per share, on or about March 24, 2008 to stockholders of record as of February 25, 2008. We are required to file an annual report, called a Form 10-K, with the SEC. A copy of Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007 is enclosed for your reference.