January 30, 2012

Greenwich Associates Recognizes People’s United For Excellence In Small Business Banking

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Greenwich Associates, a research-based strategy management firm, awarded People’s United six national and two regional awards for “Excellence in Small Business Banking.”

Of the more than 750 banks evaluated by Greenwich Associates, only 43 received “Excellence in Small Business Banking” awards and People’s United was the only bank headquartered in New England to receive this recognition. Greenwich Associates compiled its results based on approximately 13,500 interviews of executives across the country at businesses with annual sales of $1 million to $10 million.

People’s United earned the 2011 Greenwich Excellence awards in the “National Winners” category for Overall Satisfaction, Relationship Manager Performance, Financial Stability, Branch Satisfaction, Treasury Management – Overall Satisfaction, and Treasury Management – Customer Service.

The Greenwich Excellence awards in the “Regional Winners - Northeast” category that People’s United won were for Overall Satisfaction and Treasury Management – Overall Satisfaction .

“We’re exceptionally pleased about the recognition from Greenwich Associates, but are most honored by the fact that it is the result of interviews with our customers and other businesses,” said Jack Barnes, President and Chief Executive Officer at People’s United. “Our entire team, including our relationship managers, branch staff and back office colleagues, is absolutely focused providing our customers with an extraordinary experience every time. We know that their continued confidence and satisfaction is the most valuable asset we have.”

People's United Bank is a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company with $28 billion in assets. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842, is the largest independent bank headquartered in New England and provides commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of approximately 375 branches in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire and Maine. Through its subsidiaries, People's United Financial provides equipment financing, brokerage and insurance services.
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