SOURCE: Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania

September 08, 2009 16:38 ET

Univest National Bank and Trust Co. Dreams Big

Launches Grassroots Initiative That Gives Back to the Community

SOUDERTON, PA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - Univest National Bank and Trust Co. (NASDAQ: UVSP) has created a grassroots initiative that will have you asking yourself when was the last time your bank handed out money. The exciting, new piece of the campaign, which will launch at the 12th Annual Univest Grand Prix on September 11th, 12th and 13th, will encourage customers and other members of the community to Dream Big. The program will feature a sweepstakes with a chance to win $2,500 and Random Acts of Kindness where Univest will be handing out money to shoppers throughout the communities they serve.

"As the largest community bank in Bucks and Montgomery counties and the number one well-capitalized bank in Pennsylvania, we believe it is important for us to have an active role in the neighborhoods and communities in which we operate," said Annette D. Szygiel, chief experience officer and EVP of corporate planning at Univest Corporation. "With the Dream Big initiative, we have an opportunity to help people identify and fulfill their dreams. Especially during these challenging economic times, we want to help make a difference and let the community know we're here and ready to help deliver financial dreams today and in the future."

To enter the sweepstakes, anyone 18 years or older can visit one of Univest's 32 financial service centers, fill out a dream ticket and drop it in the dream catcher for a chance to win $2,500. Dreams will be collected from Friday, September 11th through Saturday, October 31st.

Another exciting piece of the program is the Random Acts of Kindness project. Dream Teams, which will be comprised of 32 Univest employees, will visit local retail businesses and shopping centers to surprise local community members by paying for their shopping trip, lunch or cup of coffee.

Univest is making it easy to follow the Dream Team and have a chance to win big. The Company has set up a Twitter account @UnivestDreamBig. People can sign up to follow UnivestDreamBig and get updates on the Dream Team, where it will be heading next and how much money has been given away to date. In addition, a special Web site will provide campaign highlights, videos, testimonials, Dream Team photos, community dreams and more. For the official sweepstakes rules and additional information, please visit the Web site at

About Univest Corporation

Headquartered in Souderton, Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania and its subsidiaries serve the financial needs of residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Lehigh counties. Univest National Bank and Trust Co., a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender, offers customers 32 financial service centers, 12 retirement financial services centers, and 38 ATM locations throughout the region. Univest National Bank and Trust Co. is the parent company of Univest Capital, Inc., Univest Insurance, Inc., and Univest Investments, Inc. Please visit our Web site at for more information on Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania and its subsidiaries.

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