Mutual of Omaha Bank to Open First Full Service Location in Fort Myers on Friday

Contact: Andy Halperin
(402) 351-2903
andy.halperin@mutualofomaha.com
August 10, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Mutual of Omaha Bank to Open First Full-Service Location in Fort Myers on Friday

Mutual of Omaha Bank will expand its Florida presence with the opening of its first full service community bank in Fort Myers on Friday, Aug. 12, Fort Myers Market President John Fritts announced.

 

Strategically positioned near the center of Fort Myers at 7331 College Parkway, between U.S. 41 and Summerlin Road, the new location will serve as the bank’s Fort Myers headquarters, featuring a full service branch with a lobby, drive-thru and ATM, as well as offices for business banking, mortgage lending and wealth management professionals.


“Opening our first full service community bank in Fort Myers is a significant milestone in our strategy to enhance Mutual of Omaha Bank’s presence along Florida’s Gulf Coast,” said Fritts, who brings 25 years of senior leadership experience in Fort Myers to his new role. “With a respected brand, strong capital base and experienced local leadership, we are well positioned to meet the banking needs of the community, its businesses, their owners and employees.” Jeff Brown, a veteran Fort Myers banker with 24 years of local experience, will serve as community bank manager at the new location, overseeing a team of local bankers as they offer residents and businesses a full suite of services.


Lobby hours at the new community bank will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday. The location also will feature a drive thru that will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and a 24-hour drive-up ATM. Customers may contact the new location at (239) 931-6860.


The new Fort Myers location is Mutual of Omaha Bank’s fourth community bank in Florida. The bank opened its first full service Florida location and state headquarters in Naples in January 2010, followed by the acquisition of Marco Community Bank in Marco Island from the FDIC in February 2010 and the opening of a full-service location in Tampa in April 2010. Mutual of Omaha Bank is a full-service bank providing financial solutions to individuals and businesses in communities across the United States. With more than $5 billion in assets, Mutual of Omaha Bank operates a network of community banks and offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada and Texas and has a nationwide deposit services business. It is a subsidiary of Mutual of Omaha, a leading insurance and financial services company since 1909. Mutual of Omaha is ranked among the Fortune 500 with more than $26 billion in total assets and high ratings from leading ratings agencies. For more information about Mutual of Omaha Bank, visit www.mutualofomahabank.com.