Dear Amegy Bank Customer:
This is the time of the year when we are all receiving and giving Holiday greetings among friends and relatives. Our thoughts are on relationships, memories and hopes in the New Year.
At Amegy Bank, our thoughts are also on our colleagues, clients and friends. We are grateful for valued relationships like yours, especially in these dynamic times we all share together. In 2015, we celebrated our 25th anniversary of serving Texans and Texas businesses. The local bank that Walter and Yvonne Johnson started in 1990 to serve the needs of individuals and businesses in Texas now has over 1,700 employees with offices in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, and over $14 billion in assets. Our growth is reflective of the growth and diversification of the Texas economy. And, what better place to be over the last 25 years than Texas! In appreciation of the great community we serve, we have contributed approximately $25 million in charitable contributions since our inception and thousands of hours in community service from our employees.
Another milestone we benefit from is our ten year affiliation with Zions Bancorporation who has provided us strong financial support and a shared commitment to local banking. We recently announced that we will consolidate our banking charter into the charter of ZB, N.A., a nationally chartered bank and subsidiary of Zions. However, the Amegy Bank name will remain the same, as will the bankers and the management that you have dealt with for years. You may also be aware that our former CEO, Scott McLean, serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Zions Bancorporation, as well as continuing as Chairman of Amegy Bank.
And as we look toward 2016, we are confident in the resiliency of the Texas economy and the strength and stability we enjoy as part of a very diversified and well capitalized $56 billion organization. Zions Bancorporation is one of the strongest capitalized major U.S. banking companies with a 140 year commitment to serving our customers across our geographic footprint. We continue to invest in systems, products and people that will help us provide outstanding service to you in 2016 and beyond.
In 2016, our priority is to build on our local leadership and decision making, and the power of “relationship banking.” Amegy is large enough to provide competitive and resourceful banking products and services, yet small enough for clients and bankers to experience the intimacy that comes from a close banking relationship.
In closing, we say thank you…thank you for being our customer and for the good business we share together. We will work hard to be a better bank for you and serve our Texas community well. We want to hear from you about opportunities and feedback. Call your favorite banker or one of us. Happy New Year!