History of First National Bank & Trust Co.
First National Bank & Trust Co. began when the charter for First Oklahoma Bank, N.A., was approved on June 30, 1983. With a capital structure of $2.5 million, the bank opened its doors on October 29, 1984. The original incorporators were C.L Craig, Jr., Mark Finley, David Ingram, Jerald O’Connor, Frank Sims, and Stephen Sims. Citizen Potawatomi Nation purchased the bank in February 1989.
In November 1994, the bank moved to a new 32,000 square-foot building at 130 E MacArthur in Shawnee. In October 1995, the bank’s name was changed to First National Bank & Trust Co. The Holdenville Branch opened on January 26, 2000.
First National Bank completed its acquisition of Guarantee State Bank and its locations in Lawton, Mangum, Granite, and Willow on July 28, 2006. FNB purchased the bank from the Charles Greb family who had owned Guarantee State Bank for more than 16 years. The purchase of the four new locations in southwestern Oklahoma brought the total assets and accounts of FNB to over $200 million. Our eighth branch opened in February 2007 and is located in Lawton.
Since its founding in 1983, First National Bank has grown steadily through sound financial management practices and by investing time, energy, and resources in the communities we serve. So when you choose a financial institution, choose First National Bank, your bank for life!
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