SOURCE: FirstBank Florida

FirstBank Florida

June 21, 2012 15:19 ET

FirstBank Florida Honored With Keys to Coral Gables and Creation of FirstBank Day

The City Beautiful Recognizes FirstBank Florida's Contributions to the Community

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2012) - On June 12, 2012, FirstBank Florida representatives were honored to receive the Keys to the City of Coral Gables, as a result of the company's exceptional business-to-business attitude, strong commitment to customer satisfaction and services to the City Beautiful. Additionally, June 12th has been officially declared FirstBank Day in Coral Gables.

"We are very honored to be recognized by the City of Coral Gables, both with the Keys to the City and also with the establishment of FirstBank Day," said Calixto Garcia-Velez, EVP, Florida Region. "We strive to go above and beyond for all of our community partners and it is important for us to know that they are satisfied with our services."

The award was presented at a reception held at the Coral Gables branch, attended by Mayor Jim Cason, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce President Mark Trowbridge, First Bank Coral Gables Manager Carla Largaespada and VP Florida Brand Administrator Hernando Novoa.

In addition to supporting area businesses, FirstBank Florida supports local organizations such as March of Dimes, United Way, FIU's "First Generation Scholarship Fund," Habitat for Humanity, ASPIRA, Centro Mater, Autism Speaks and Autism Charter School and His House and the American Bankers Association's "Teach Children to Save Day" program.

About First BanCorp
First BanCorp is the parent corporation of FirstBank Puerto Rico, a state-chartered commercial bank with operations in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Florida, and of FirstBank Insurance Agency. First BanCorp and FirstBank Puerto Rico operate within U.S. banking laws and regulations. The Corporation operates a total of 148 branches, stand-alone offices and in-branch service centers throughout Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and Florida. Among the subsidiaries of FirstBank Puerto Rico are First Federal Finance Corp., a small loan company; FirstBank Puerto Rico Securities, a broker-dealer subsidiary; First Management of Puerto Rico; and FirstMortgage, Inc., a mortgage origination company. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, FirstBank operates First Express, a small loan company. First BanCorp's common shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols FBP. Visit for more information.

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