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TowneBank Launches Suite of New Websites and Online Banking Systems

April 11, 2008

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact:
G. Robert Aston, Chairman and CEO, 638-6780
Ashlee Diehl, SVP, 638-6793

 

Suffolk, Va. – TowneBank officially launched a suite of websites for TowneBank and 3 of its family of companies, including TowneBank Mortgage, Towne Investment Group, and Towne Insurance Agency, Inc.  The sites feature a user-friendly interface, sophisticated tools and services, familiar faces, and state-of-the-art security.
 
Also with the launch of the websites are two new Online Banking products: Towne-Personal and Towne-Biz. Both include enhanced features and functionality including real-time chat and co-browse support, Online Statements, several personalization features, and Direct Connect interface with Quicken, QuickBooks and Microsoft Money.
 
“These web sites were designed to create an inviting and user-friendly experience while highlighting the variety of services available from our family of companies in a secure, online environment,” says G. Robert Aston, Chairman of TowneBank, headquartered in Portsmouth, Virginia.
 
The sites were developed by Web Teks, Inc., a high profile eBusiness consulting and solutions firm headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia. Web Teks also developed and maintains the web site of another TowneBank company, GSH Residential Real Estate.  “We are very excited that our relationship now includes the entire Towne family of companies, “said Web Teks President Tom Walker. 
 
As one of Virginia’s top community banks, TowneBank now operates 17 banking offices in Chesapeake, Hampton, Portsmouth, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Williamsburg and York County. Towne also offers a full range of financial services through its controlled divisions and subsidiaries that include Towne Investment Group, Towne Insurance Agency, TFA Benefits, TowneBank Mortgage, TowneBank Commercial Mortgage and GSH Real Estate Corporation. Through its strategic partnership with William E. Wood and Associates, and Prudential McCardle, the bank also offers mortgage services in all of the offices of both companies in Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina. Local decision-making is a hallmark of its hometown banking strategy that is delivered through the leadership of each group’s President and Board of Directors.
 
 
 
 
 
 
With total assets of $2.50 billion as of December 31, 2007, TowneBank is the largest bank headquartered in Hampton Roads.
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