First National Bank Sponsors 31st Annual Watson Pro-Am Golf Tournament

May 24, 2011

First National Bank Sponsors 31st Annual Watson Pro-Am Golf Tournament
Event Benefits Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Pittsburgh, PA – May 24, 2011 – First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE : FNB), is sponsoring the 31st Annual Watson Institute Pro-Am Golf Tournament that will be held at the Allegheny Country Club in Sewickley, PA, on Friday, June 3, 2011. Golf team sponsorships include an 18-hole round of golf with the company of a local professional golfer. All proceeds benefit The Watson Institute, which serves children with special needs including autism spectrum disorders. Ronald Donatelli, SVP and Director of Asset Based Lending & Capital Markets for First National Bank, is the 2011 Pro-Am Committee Chairman.

Vincent J. Delie, Jr., CEO of First National Bank and President of F.N.B. Corporation, serves as Advisory Board Chairman for The Watson Institute. He voices strong support for the organization’s efforts, “I have seen the work that The Watson Institute accomplishes on behalf of children with special needs. Sponsoring the Pro-Am Golf Tournament is one way First National Bank can invest in these children, their families and our community.”

Raymond B. White, CEO of The Watson Institute, is very optimistic about this year’s tournament. “First National Bank has done an excellent job as our event sponsor. Their team has helped to communicate our message, and we have already been able to raise a significant amount of money that will benefit the education of children with special needs.”

Businesses and individuals interested in participating in this year’s 2011 First National Bank/Watson Institute Pro-Am Golf Tournament still have time to register, according to Lori McMurtrie, Pro-Am Coordinator for The Watson Institute. “We still have time to add sponsorships for teams of two, four or eight golfers.” McMurtrie encourages interested parties to contact her directly at 412.749.2859.

The proceeds of this year’s First National Bank/Watson Institute Pro-Am Golf Tournament will support an online web application that will complement Watson’s service to the teachers, trainers and caregivers who have the responsibility of teaching and supporting children with autism spectrum disorders.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 110 children has an autism-related disorder.

About The Watson Institute
The Watson Institute has roots that extend back to 1917 with an uninterrupted focus on the health and education of children with special needs. Through an existing family of schools and services, The Watson Institute helps children and youth with special needs to achieve their fullest potential in all aspects of their lives, with specific emphasis on serving the needs of children with autism spectrum disorders, neurological impairments or serious emotional challenges. For more information, visit the website at

About First National Bank of Pennsylvania
First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), has over 230 full-service locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and loan production offices in Florida.

About F.N.B. Corporation
F.N.B. Corporation, headquartered in Hermitage, PA, is a diversified financial services company with total assets of $9.8 billion. F.N.B. Corporation is a leading provider of commercial and retail banking, leasing, wealth management, insurance, merchant banking and consumer finance services in Pennsylvania and Ohio, where it owns and operates First National Bank of Pennsylvania, First National Trust Company, First National Investment Services Company, LLC, F.N.B. Investment Advisors, Inc., First National Insurance Agency, LLC, F.N.B. Capital Corporation, LLC, Regency Finance Company and F.N.B. Commercial Leasing. It also operates consumer finance offices in Kentucky and Tennessee.

The common stock of F.N.B. Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FNB”. Investor information is available on F.N.B. Corporation’s Web site at

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