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First Citizens Bank celebrates 40th anniversary

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Pittsboro, NC — First Citizens Bank will celebrate its 40th anniversary in Pittsboro with a customer appreciation day Friday, April 23, at its branch located at 24 Hanks St.

“First Citizens has been serving customers in Pittsboro since 1970, and we want to share our 40th year with the community,” said Patrick Noble, retail market executive for First Citizens Bank. “Our values, stability and commitment to our customers have helped us establish strong relationships. We’re looking forward to many more years of providing financial services to individuals, small to mid-sized companies, professionals and the medical community.”

The public is invited to the bank’s Pittsboro office to enjoy refreshments, including free hot dogs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bank merchandise will be given away during the day on April 23. In addition, visitors to the branch between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. can register to win one of four $25 gift certificates to local businesses. Entrants do not need to be present to win.

From 9 a.m. to noon, bank experts will be on hand to answer customer questions on a variety of topics, including wealth management, identity theft, business services, insurance services and more.

First Citizens was founded in 1898 in Smithfield, North Carolina, and still takes the long-term approach to banking that has always been the foundation for its success.

First Citizens operates 389 branches in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Florida, California, Washington and the District of Columbia. Headquartered in Raleigh, the bank is a major subsidiary of First Citizens BancShares Inc. (Nasdaq: FCNCA), which has $18.5 billion in assets.

The company is the second largest family-controlled financial services institution in the nation and one of the top 50 banking companies in the United States.

First Citizens has recently received multiple national awards for customer satisfaction and overall stability and security, including a five-star superior ranking by independent banking rating firm BauerFinancial Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla. (, and Greenwich Excellence awards for business banking services.

For more information about First Citizens Bank and its services, visit the local Pittsboro branch at 24 Hanks Street, or call toll-free 1-888-FC DIRECT (1-888-323-4732)

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