October 15, 2008

October 15, 2008

People's United Bank To Open New Branch In Unionville Super Stop & Shop 

BRIDGEPORT, CONN. - People's United Bank will open a full-service branch in the new Unionville Super Stop & Shop at 1799 Farmington Avenue on Friday, October 17.

This is the bank's 78th supermarket branch, and it will provide seven-day, in-person banking to residents of greater Farmington. The branch will have safe deposit boxes, four customer service stations, a night deposit box, a television to watch financial news and an office in which customers may apply for a mortgage or home equity loan, invest funds or open a checking or savings account.

"We're pleased to offer seven-day banking to our customers who live or shop in Farmington," said Mark Woods, People's first vice president responsible for the greater Hartford market. "True convenience is having a branch near you that offers full-service banking -- from education or retirement planning to investments -- wherever and whenever you need it. Since all of us must shop for groceries, we couldn't think of a better venue in which to open a branch that will be available to area customers seven days a week."

To celebrate the opening of the new office, People's United Bank will hold a grand opening sweepstakes for three weeks beginning the day the branch opens. The grand prize will be $500 in free groceries. In total, 150 prizes will be awarded.

The new Unionville office will be open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jean Mester will manage the branch.

To commemorate the opening, People's United Bank will make a $500 contribution to Gifts of Love, a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to help meet the basic needs of individuals and families experiencing temporary financial crisis so that those families can achieve or maintain self-sufficiency.

People's United Bank, a diversified financial services company with $20 billion in assets, provides consumer and commercial banking services through a network of more than 300 branches in Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and New York. Through its subsidiaries, People's United Financial provides equipment financing, asset management, brokerage and financial advisory services, and insurance services.

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