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Pinedale Online > News > October 2008 > Wells Fargo to celebrate Grand Opening in Pinedale Oct 20
Wells Fargo to celebrate Grand Opening in Pinedale Oct 20
Awards $8,000 to local charities
by Wells Fargo
October 16, 2008

(Pinedale) – First State Bank of Pinedale and Wells Fargo are now one organization and with the Wells Fargo brand there will be expanded resources and financial services options for customers. Though the name is different, the local team, dedication to personal services and commitment to the community are the same. The Pinedale banking store will continue to be run locally by Bill Kuhl, Wells Fargo’s president for the area.

The Customer Appreciation events begin on October 20 with a sign unveiling at 8:00 a.m. In keeping with the long-standing community involvement of First State Bank of Pinedale and Wells Fargo, there will be an announcement of a substantial donation to community non-profits. As customers stop into branches, they are welcome to enjoy refreshments and giveaways.

On Wednesday, November 5, Wells Fargo will be pleased to host a Grand Opening Celebration from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. The celebration will include an appearance by the Wells Fargo stagecoach, musical entertainment, giveaways, complimentary refreshments, and a 5:30 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony with community leaders and Wells Fargo team members. There will be a presentation of checks totaling $8,000 to a number of local non-profit organizations already identified.

Customers of both First State Bank of Pinedale and Wells Fargo can now conduct all of their financial services business at any of Wells Fargo’s 30 stores in 18 communities throughout Wyoming. In addition, customers can use Wells Fargo for all transactions, including deposits, withdrawals and transfers between accounts.

"We are pleased to be one organization now in Wyoming," said Mike Matthews, Wells Fargo’s regional president for Wyoming. "This merger has been months in the planning stages to ensure a positive customer experience. Each and every one of our 600 team members across Wyoming has been involved in this process, working hard behind the scenes to make sure we continue to deliver great service and value to our customers."

"We wanted this merger to be as smooth as possible for our customers, and that’s what our Pinedale team members have delivered," Kuhl said. "Now, more than ever, we can offer our customers service when, where and how they want it. Our customers can also do business at more than 3,300 banking stores in 23 states, more than 6,900 ATMs, a 24-hour phone bank for both individuals and businesses, and a wide range of Internet banking services.

"In addition to banking, our high-net-worth and affluent customers can take full advantage of the extensive wealth management capabilities available through the Wells Fargo Private Bank," Kuhl added. "That includes solutions for complex credit needs, and protecting, preserving and passing on their wealth."

About Wells Fargo & Company
Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $609 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through almost 6,000 stores and the internet ( across North America and internationally. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is the only bank in the U.S., and one of only two banks worldwide, to have the highest credit rating from both Moody’s Investors Service, "AAA," and Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, "AAA."

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