Whitney Bank Operations Center Update & Job Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Jamie Hatfield, 334-361-3609

DATE: January 29, 2009


Prattville Mayor Jim Byard, Jr. and Whitney Bank Central Alabama Region President Gene Crane announced that Whitney Bank’s new Prattville Operations Center in downtown Prattville is on target for all phases to be complete and fully functional by June of 2009. The Operations Center is expected to bring 60 new jobs to downtown Prattville once it is fully operational.

“We are excited that Whitney can bring these quality jobs to Prattville. We look forward to all the people in the River Region recognizing how great a career can be at Whitney National Bank,” said Mr. Crane. Recruiting has begun for the primarily information technology positions. All available positions are posted on Whitney Bank’s website - www.whitneybank.com.

Whitney Bank is spending approximately $7.5 million on renovations to all three floors of their downtown Prattville location. These renovations are expected to be complete by June 1, 2009. “During these economic times, Whitney’s investment into the Daniel Pratt Historic District, coupled with their job growth, could not come at a better time,” said Mayor Byard. We look forward to welcoming these new employees and we appreciate Whitney’s commitment to Prattville and Autauga County,” he continued.

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