TowneBank Announces Affiliation With Benchmark Mortgage Company
October 25, 2011
SUFFOLK, Va., -- Hampton Roads based TowneBank (Nasdaq:TOWN) announced that Benchmark Mortgage Company located in Richmond Virginia will affiliate with TowneBank Mortgage, a division of TowneBank.
Benchmark Mortgage, headquartered in
Under terms of an agreement, Benchmark will merge operations with TowneBank establishing TowneBank Mortgage -
Chris Beale and Rob Roland will continue to provide leadership for the newly formed TowneBank Mortgage -
Chris Beale, Chairman and CEO of Benchmark Mortgage commented, "We are excited for the opportunity to join TowneBank Mortgage and the TowneBank family. TowneBank's focus on relationships and community spirit fits perfectly with our philosophy of superb personal service to our clients."
"We are pleased to welcome Benchmark Mortgage. The quality and professionalism of its staff will allow us to expand into the
As one of the top community banks in
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