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Zions bank celebrates 135 years by granting more than 135 community service wishes


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Castle Dale, Huntington Zions Banks to share 135th birthday cake with community on July 18.

The public is welcome to join in celebrating Zions Bank's 135 year anniversary by enjoying complimentary birthday cake at the bank's 135-plus branch locations throughout Utah and Idaho on July 18.

As part of its 135 year birthday celebration, Zions Bank is also granting more than 135 service-oriented "wishes" in their communities. Community members are encouraged to nominate a local service project that employees at each branch location can perform to benefit a worthy cause.

Project possibilities range from donation drives to car washes, from playground cleanup to tree planting, or volunteering for children's programs, offering activities for the elderly, or sharing financial literacy. Through Aug. 8, service wish nomination forms will be available at all Zions Bank branch locations.

Priority consideration will be given to wish requests that support endeavors that immediately benefit communities in which Zions Bank has a presence, benefit low-income and underserved populations, support individuals or groups that have demonstrated the ability to overcome obstacles, and that emphasize collaboration between organizations, groups and businesses in communities.

Zions Bank's regional review panels will evaluate wish requests. Community service projects will be provided by branch employees Aug. 29 through Oct. 1.

In July of 1873, a group of the leading citizens of the Salt Lake Valley met to consider organizing a savings bank. The records of that meeting show that it was suggested that the new bank be named Zion's Savings Bank and Trust Company - a suggestion that was unanimously adopted.

The bank was incorporated on July 6, 1873, under the laws of the Utah Territory. Doors for business opened a few months later, on Oct. 1.

"As the region's oldest financial institution, Zions Bank has built an unmatched foundation of strength and stability. And the same pioneering spirit that led to the establishment of Zions Bank continues to guide its progress into the future," said Scott Anderson, Zions Bank President and CEO. "We recognize that our success has been, and will continue to be, tied to the success of those we serve."

Zions Bank is Utah's oldest financial institution, and is the only local bank with a statewide distribution of branches, operating 114 full-service branches throughout Utah. Zions Bank also operates 24 full-service branches in Idaho, and nearly 200 ATMs throughout Utah and Idaho.

In addition to a wide range of traditional banking services, Zions offers a comprehensive array of investment and mortgage services, and has a network of loan origination offices for small businesses nationwide. The company is also a leader in providing electronic banking services, including electronic municipal bond trading.

Founded in 1873, Zions has been serving the communities of the Intermountain West for 135 years. Additional information on Zions Bank is available at www.zionsbank.com.

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