First National earns 55th straight top-five rating

Published 5:03 pm Sunday, November 10, 2002

By Staff
BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation's leading independent bank research firm, has announced the issuance of its top Five-Star Superior Rating to The First National Bank of Atmore for the 55th consecutive quarter.
Earning this prestigious award secures The First National Bank of Atmore's position as one of the strongest banks in the country and underlines its status as a pillar of the community.
The First National Bank of Atmore has not only earned the BauerFinancial highest Five-Star Rating this quarter, but has proven itself time and time again. Achieving this feat for more than 10 straight years, without falter, puts The First National Bank of Atmore on a plane attained by only the best and strongest banks in the country. Only 18 percent of the nation's banks can claim this distinction of earning BauerFinancial's coveted Exceptional Performance Rating.
"Lower fees, personal service and friendly faces that you recognize and that recognize you are the three major reasons people like banking with community banks like The First National Bank of Atmore," said Karen L. Dorway, president of the research firm. "Sometimes, you want to go where everybody knows your name, just like the song says.
"People want to bank where the employees know them and treat them as a person – not an account number. Community banks like The First National Bank of Atmore are permanent fixtures in the towns and cities they serve.
"They contribute to local causes and are an integral part of the neighborhood. They care about the community because they are the community. They're your neighbors and friends. So, the fact that The First National Bank of Atmore is rated five stars says almost as much about the community as it does about the bank itself."
Established in 1915, The First National Bank of Atmore has provided banking services to Alabama's Escambia County for more than 87 years. It currently operated three conveniently located offices in Atmore.
The motto of the bank is "Friends Helping Friends." For more information, visit the bank's website at

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