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First Bank Kansas Completes Acquisition

KSAL Staff - July 14, 2014 9:06 am

First Bank Kansas has completed the acquisition of four Bank of America locations.

According to the bank, the locations are in Salina, McPherson, Lindsborg and Hutchinson. In addition to their other locations in Salina, Ellsworth, McPherson and Abilene, this brings the number of branch locations to ten in Central Kansas.

The addition of six new ATMs will now provide a network of seventeen ATMs for customers to choose from.

Over the past few months, First Bank Kansas has provided information to customers to help assist in this transition. Customers with further questions can contact any First Bank Kansas location or visit their website at www.firstbankkansas.com. The bank also has a Transition Care team available by phone in Salina at 785-825-2211 or outside Salina toll free at 1-877-402-9019.

In a news release First Bank Kansas President and CEO, Kent Buer, said “We are excited to welcome the Bank of America employees and customers to our First Bank Kansas family. We look forward to delivering exceptional customer service with our high-touch, personal style of community banking.”

Buer also said that “We are grateful for the opportunity to expand our presence in Salina and McPherson and look forward to becoming valued community partners in our new banking communities of Hutchinson and Lindsborg.”

Existing customers know First Bank Kansas for keeping things simple, personal and exceptional as evidenced by being honored as the “Favorite Bank” in the Salina Journal’s annual Reader’s Choice survey the past several years. The bank has also been recognized numerous years for “Best Employer” and “Friendliest Place”.

Executive Vice President, Angie Eilrich, said “Everyone says it’s their people that make the difference but at First Bank Kansas, we prove it every single day!”

First Bank Kansas is a 5 Star Rated Bank by Bauer Financial, a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and is an Equal Housing Lender.