First National Bank Back in Business after Flooding Disruption
September 30, 2011
First National Bank Back in Business after Flooding Disruption Staff Provides More than Financial Guidance Tunkhannock, PA – September 30, 2011
– As residents and businesses of Tunkhannock work to restore their community, First National Bank of Pennsylvania is finding ways to support the recovery efforts. As soon as service at the bank’s Tunkhannock Branch was disrupted due to flooding, employees went to work finding solutions. Debbie Gay, Manager of the Tunkhannock Branch, explains, ““So many of our residents and local businesses had questions about how to deal with the financial challenges created by the flooding. We knew we needed a plan to get our branch up and running as quickly as possible so we could provide that financial guidance. In the meantime, we pitched in to help our neighbors, and they helped us.”
Gay is referring in part to the efforts of the Tunkhannock High School football team who put their muscles to work clearing out damaged furniture, as well as the local fire department which used its emergency equipment to pump standing water out of the branch and to hose debris from the bank’s parking lot. “We couldn’t have done it without volunteers from our community. Everyone worked together.”
When the local branch initially flooded, the bank had no choice but to suspend banking services for a short time. Customers were first directed to adjacent First National Bank branches and ATMs, as well as 24-hour online banking and telephone banking options. A new ATM machine was then installed in the bank’s gazebo. Then, when power and water supplies were restored, the bank opened a temporary banking station.
The temporary banking station, currently in operation, is outfitted with three teller stations and an account servicing area. “Now we’re able to provide the financial services our customers need to respond to flood challenges,” notes Gay. “Our customers have been very appreciative, and we’re grateful to be back in business.”
Recently, the Tunkhannock staff garnered the support of First National Bank branches across the region to collect flood clean up supplies for local Red Cross chapters. “Our employees worked together with customers to donate more than 500 cleaning items to the Red Cross,” says Gay. “It’s just one more example of how much we can accomplish when we work together to help our community.”
Restoration of the First National Bank Tunkhannock branch is expected to be complete in approximately six weeks. 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 $9.9 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” and is included in Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index with the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) Regional Banks Sub-Industry Index. Investor information is available on F.N.B. Corporation’s Web site at www.fnbcorporation.com.
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