January 19, 2011
January 19, 2011
Ace Baseball Pitcher Jon Lester Teams Up With People's United Bank
Lester to be featured in bank’s Massachusetts marketing campaigns and special events
BRIDGEPORT, CONN. – People's United Bank announced today that professional baseball pitcher Jon Lester will serve as the bank’s Massachusetts marketing spokesperson. Lester’s first appearances will be on January 24 when he participates in grand opening events for the bank’s two new Boston offices at Prudential Center and at 45 Milk Street, in the heart of Boston’s Financial District.
“Peoples’ United Bank is pleased to forge a relationship with one of baseball’s premier pitchers,” said Timothy P. Crimmins, President, Massachusetts, for People’s United Bank. “Jon’s fine reputation and excellent interpersonal skills have made him a role model for many both on and off the field. People’s United has built its brand on exceeding customer expectations, and so we find Jon a perfect match as we welcome him to our winning team!”
In 2010, Lester won a career high 19 games leading all Red Sox pitchers. He was a member of the American League All-Star team and finished 4th in the Cy Young Award balloting. “I’m excited to partner with New England’s largest regional bank,” said Lester. “People’s United Bank shares my passion for hard work and performance. Their commitment to excellence mirrors my approach to pitching, and I look forward to working with them as they grow in Massachusetts.”
People’s United Bank is a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company with approximately $25 billion in assets. Peoples United Bank, founded in 1842, provides consumer, commercial and wealth management services through nearly 340 branches in Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and in Westchester County and Long Island, New York. Through additional subsidiaries, People's United provides equipment financing, asset management, brokerage and financial advisory services, and insurance services.
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