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The First Announces Bangor Office Opening

Posted Feb. 22, 2013, at 8:53 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 25, 2013, at 3:23 p.m.

Friday, February 22 to Friday, March 1, 2013; 1:47 p.m. to 11:47 p.m.

Location: The First, N.A., 145 Exchange Street, Bangor, Maine

Contact: Nancy Albertson; 563-3195 x 2507

Website: thefirstinbangor.com

Bangor, Maine- Daniel R. Daigneault, President and Chief Executive Officer of The First, N.A., is pleased to announce the opening of the bank’s sixteenth office, located in downtown Bangor at 145 Exchange Street, on Monday, February 25.

The First offers a full range of banking products, including first-class checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, mortgage and equity loans, and credit cards for individuals and businesses. In addition, The First offers its customers a wide array of complimentary banking services, such as online banking, bill pay, mobile banking, instant issue debit cards, and self-service coin counters.

The newly renovated, full service banking center will feature state-of-the-art teller pods, designed for customer convenience. President Daigneault explains, “The pods really open up the bank’s lobby, removing the traditional teller line barrier between customers and tellers. We want our office to have a very welcoming feel, and we think this design will help our staff achieve this mission.” Additional customer conveniences include Saturday and early open banking hours, three drive-up teller lanes, and a drive-up ATM.

The Exchange Street location will also house the fourth office of First Advisors, a division of The First that provides investment management, financial and retirement planning, trust and estate administration, and custody safekeeping services to its clientele.

To celebrate the bank’s entry into the downtown Bangor market, The First will be holding weekly drawings throughout March and April to award a total of nine “A Lot to Love in Bangor” prize packages that will feature gifts and services from a wide variety of local businesses including restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Each prize package is valued at $500 or more. “The First is proud to be a part of the revitalization of downtown Bangor,” explained Mr. Daigneault. “We want to work together and grow right alongside this vibrant community.”

The team at The First would like to welcome the Bangor community into the branch to meet the eight-member staff, see the beautiful new office, and enter to win the prize package giveaway drawings. Lobby hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Drive-up hours are Monday through Thursday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Friday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The First is an authentic community bank serving the people of Maine since 1864 with offices in Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Boothbay Harbor, Calais, Camden, Damariscotta, Eastport, Ellsworth, Northeast Harbor, Rockland, Rockport, Southwest Harbor, Waldoboro, Wiscasset, and now Bangor. For more information about The First, please call 1-800-564-3195 or visit www.thefirst.com. You can also find The First on Facebook.

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