BankFIRST Breaks Ground at Oviedo-Winter Springs Location - Site of Finest Branch Banking Facility in Central Florida

Oviedo, Florida – (February 3, 2010) – On Thursday, January 28, 2010, BankFIRST President and CEO, Donald J. McGowan, announced the groundbreaking of the bank’s newest Financial Center Location at Aloma Walk in Oviedo. According to McGowan, “When BankFIRST relocates to the Oviedo market from its current location in Goldenrod later this year, the new office is poised to become the finest branch banking facility in Central Florida.”

This change of address, from 5025 Old Howell Branch Road, to 2839 Clayton Crossing Way, provides better access for BankFIRST clients from SR 417 (The Greenway) and Aloma Avenue, and positions the bank within easy access to a new Publix supermarket location.

During the celebratory groundbreaking ceremony, Chairman of the Board, James T. Barnes, Jr., joined McGowan, along with the bank’s Corporate and Local Board of Directors, various community dignitaries, clients and friends to share in publicly announcing the relocation. McGowan commented that, “The iconic branch office design was in the works for more than a year. Its progressive technology will provide faster, more efficient and highly accurate transactions through the use of “Intelligent Deposit” ATMs and cash recyclers, allowing our personnel more individual time with customers.”

The BankFIRST Oviedo-Winter Springs location is slated to open in late July / early August 2010.