Bay Banks of Virginia, Inc. Announces Consolidation10-Jul-2013
Bay Banks of Virginia, Inc. (OTCQB: BAYK), (the “Company”), holding company for Bank of Lancaster and Bay Trust Company, announced plans to consolidate three of its Northumberland County branches into two branches.
“The decision to consolidate these branch locations followed a thorough review of our branch operations and is based on improving the efficiency of our branch network while continually striving to enhance shareholder value. We remain strongly committed to our Northumberland County customers and will continue to provide them with the excellent service they have known and expect,” stated Randal R. Greene, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
The Company has notified each customer of the Heathsville branch in Northumberland County with the expected closing date and the location of either the Burgess or Callao branch in Northumberland where the accounts and services will be transferred to minimize the impact on customers. The closing is expected to occur on September 30, 2013 at the close of business.
Mr. Greene also noted, “This branch consolidation is one component of the strategic framework to achieve the optimal combination of branches and online/mobile banking technologies, supported by our highly experienced lenders and staff, to offer our customers convenience and superb levels of service.” After this consolidation, the Company will continue to operate 8 full service branches along with a full array of the latest technologies including online and remote banking products and services. The Company continues to invest in its electronic banking technologies and will be rolling out mobile banking in the fourth quarter.
The Company also operates a loan production office in Hartfield, Virginia. Through its Wealth Management Group, the Company offers access to a wide range of investment and insurance products and services, as well as, management services for personal and corporate trusts, including estate planning, estate settlement and trust administration.
For further information, contact Randal R. Greene, President and Chief Executive Officer, at 800-435-1140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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