WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 21, 2013 – The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) recognizes Citizens Bank in Batesville for reaching an important milestone as an ICBA member. This marks the community bank’s 40 years as a member of ICBA, the only national trade association dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of the nation’s more than 7,000 community banks.
“ICBA is fortunate to have Citizens Bank as a member of the association for 40 years,” said Camden R. Fine, ICBA president and CEO. “Community banks such as Citizens Bank are relationship bankers that are passionately committed to serving the needs of their local customers and communities. It’s community banks like Citizens Bank that drive economic stability and prosperity on Main Street and make their communities better places to work and live.”
Community banks reinvest in their communities every day because they are an integral part of the economic, financial and civic fabric of thousands of towns and cities across America. They are common-sense lenders that do right by their customers and exist solely to serve the needs of their local customers and communities.
“As an ICBA member, Citizens Bank is proud to be part of a nationwide network of community banks that advocate on behalf of this great industry and its valued customers,” said John Dews, Citizens Bank President and Chief Executive Officer. “Citizens Bank looks forward to continuing its role with ICBA to help strengthen and preserve the community banking industry so that consumers across the nation can experience the difference of working with a local community bank for years to come.”
Of the more than 7,000 community banks across the country, nearly 5,000 are ICBA members. Representing more than 24,000 locations nationwide and employing nearly 300,000 Americans, ICBA members hold more than $1.2 trillion in assets, $1 trillion in deposits and nearly $750 billion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community.
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for more than 7,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. For more information, visitwww.icba.org(link is external).
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. For more information, visitwww.thecitizensbank.net.