Citizens Bank Launches 60th Anniversary Celebration

Date of Release: 
Friday, April 19, 2013

BATESVILLE – April 19, 2013 – Citizens Bank will launch a 60-day celebration of its 60th Anniversary on Tuesday, April 23 – 60 years after it opened for business in 1953.  Beginning at 2 p.m., the bank will host receptions at its Airport Road, Eagle Mountain, Main and St. Louis branches in Batesville, and in Cave City, Imboden, Mountain View and Pleasant Plains.

A ceremony will be held at the Main Bank to dedicate the Board Room as the “J. K. Southerland Board Room” and its art corridor as the “Josephine Raye Rogers Art Gallery.” 

“These dedications recognize two important families that have significantly contributed to our bank’s success,” said John Dews, Citizens Bank President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We are proud to hold the title of Batesville’s oldest community bank, but we are equally proud to offer our customers the very latest technologies and electronic banking services.”

As part of the 60-day anniversary celebration, customers can register at any of Citizens Bank’s lobby branches to win beautiful jewelry – a ½-carat ladies diamond pendant on an 18-inch 14K white gold chain from Thompson’s Jewelry, or a “Citizens” ladies watch with a Mother of Pearl dial and diamond bezel from Jonathan’s Fine Jewelry.  Additional drawing prizes include $60 savings accounts, $60 gas cards, sixty $10 gift cards, and sixty one-dollar coins. 

About The Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank of Batesville was established in 1953 by a group of local businessmen who shared a vision of creating a bank that would be committed to serving the working people of Batesville and Independence County.  Today, Citizens Bank is Independence County’s largest financial institution by market share, and has expanded its service area to include Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties.  The bank operates 10 fully staffed financial centers in Batesville, Cave City, Imboden, Mountain View and Pleasant Plains.