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NEW LOOK | Same Peoples

NEW LOOK | Same Peoples

After more than 100 years of serving West-central Iowa with its signature People First Banking approach, Peoples Bank, which has nine locations in Greater Des Moines and surrounding communities, is launching an exciting and refreshing new look.

The new brand draws from Peoples Bank’s long, storied history while positioning it for the future of banking. It also officially removed “Trust and Savings” from its name yet will continue to offer the same services.

“Peoples Bank has always had a ‘People First Banking’ slogan,” said President and Chief Operating Officer John Rigler III. “That continues to be our slogan because it's who we are and it's what we’re about. We want to give a fresh face to our look to convey the optimism and enthusiasm that we have for the future.”  The fields and sky of Iowa inspire the new blue and green colors.  “We think of ourselves as an Iowa bank, with Iowa-based values; green and blue are at our core.” Rigler said.

In a growing Des Moines metro market, Peoples Bank, which is headquartered in Clive, hopes the look will appeal to multiple generations of people for years to come.

“This is an opportunity to show customers we’re becoming more modern and changing in a positive way,” said David Abram II, Senior Vice President and Des Moines Metro Market President. “It's important for the long-term growth of Peoples Bank in the competitive Des Moines market.”

Beyond the metro market, our rooted locations in Guthrie, Greene and Boone counties will still provide community-centric and family-oriented services, which has defined Peoples Bank for more than a century. Just ask Derek Kennedy, the Market President for Greene and Boone Counties. His mother, Lori Kennedy, has worked at Peoples Bank since 1979. He grew up around banking and has a deep passion for his customers.

“Peoples has been my second family. I've been here for 33 years of my life,” Derek said. “It's kind of been my second home, and I’ve always tried to make others feel the same way. Things change, but it's still Peoples Bank. It's still the same motto — People First Banking.”

Peoples Bank will continue to place a focus on the friendly, in-house services that farmers, families and businesses have come to know and love. With patient employees who put customers before the bottom line, Peoples Bank serves as one of the most trusted names in banking.

“Things change in banking all the time, but our core values and how we do business is not changing,” said Dennis Flanery, Senior Vice President and Guthrie Center Market President. “We’ll look cleaner and more modern on paper, and we're still going to be involved in the community. We’re still going to provide excellent customer service.”

About Peoples Bank

Peoples Bank began in 1917 in Grand Junction, Iowa, primarily serving farmers. In 1991, Green Circle Investments Inc. purchased Peoples Bank and expanded into the towns of Rippey, Jefferson, Scranton and Guthrie Center during the next decade. The growth continued into the new century, with branches opening in Adel, Clive, Waukee and Ogden.

Last year, as the bank celebrated its 100th anniversary, the Rigler family, which owns State Bank in northeast Iowa, purchased Peoples Bank naming experienced banker, John Rigler III, as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Peoples Bank operates nine locations across the Central Iowa area: Grand Junction, Rippey, Guthrie Center, Jefferson, Scranton, Adel, Clive, Waukee and Ogden.