Press Release

Update from our CEO and Chairman

Written by: Garry Kleer  |  

To: First Bank Customers
From: Garry Kleer, CEO & Chairman of the Board
Date: June 14, 2023
Re: Update from our CEO and Chairman

As the CEO and Chairman of the Board of First Bank Richmond, IKleer-Garry
wanted to provide you with an update on the bank's continued
strength, stability, and commitment to the communities in
which we serve. With immense pride and confidence, I want to
emphasize the factors that make us a strong industry leader and
community partner.

First and foremost, our bank's solid financial foundation serves
as the cornerstone of our strength. Our commitment to prudent
financial management, risk mitigation strategies, and adherence
to rigorous regulatory compliance standards has enabled us to
weather economic uncertainties and emerge as a stable and
trustworthy institution.

The expertise and dedication of our highly skilled team are key contributors to our bank's
strength. We have assembled a talented group of professionals who deeply understand the
industry, demonstrate exceptional customer service, and embody the values that define our
institution. Our employees continuously undergo training and development programs to
enhance their knowledge, skills, and adaptability, enabling them to provide our customers with top-notch financial solutions and support.

In addition to our competent team, we have consistently invested in cutting-edge technology and infrastructure, which has enhanced our operational efficiency and customer experience. Our state-of-the-art digital banking platforms provide our customers with convenient access to a comprehensive suite of services, including seamless online banking, mobile banking applications, and robust security measures to safeguard their financial transactions. Furthermore, our cybersecurity practices promote our ongoing commitment to proactively identify and mitigate potential threats.

One of our greatest strengths lies in the trust and confidence we have built with our customers over the years. Our unwavering commitment to integrity, transparency, and ethical conduct has earned us a loyal customer base that relies on our bank for their financial needs. We take great pride in maintaining long-standing relationships with our customers, and we continuously strive to exceed their expectations by delivering personalized solutions that cater to their unique needs.

Lastly, our bank's strong financial performance and consistent growth reflect our unwavering dedication to excellence. Despite the challenges posed by the ever-evolving economic landscape, we have demonstrated our ability to adapt, innovate, and seize opportunities. Our prudent lending practices, diversified portfolio, and robust risk management frameworks have helped us navigate various economic cycles, allowing us to generate sustainable profits and strengthen our position in the market.

In conclusion, I proudly reaffirm the strength, stability, and commitment of First Bank
Richmond. Our solid financial foundation, talented team, advanced technology, customer-centric approach, and track record of success position us as a leader in the banking industry.

Thank you for your continued trust and support. We remain committed to providing you with exceptional banking services and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship for years to come.






Garry D. Kleer
CEO & Chairman of the Board