Beautifully engraved certificate from the First South Bank
in 1995. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of an eagle. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President, Chairman and Secretary.
On August 17, 1995, First South Bank was acquired by Regional Financial Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Regional Investment Fund, Ltd., a privately-held Florida limited partnership, with its principal office in Tallahassee, Florida.
At the time of acquisition, First South Bank consisted of only one facility located in Holiday, Florida, with total assets of $94,000,000. As of May, 2002, there are eleven full-service branches, three limited service branches, and eight loan production offices with total assets of $1,528,826,859.
Geographically, First South Bank covers the northeast portion of the state from Fernandina Beach through Jacksonville to St. Augustine; has a major presence in west Florida in Pensacola, Ft. Walton, Destin and Panama City; corporate headquarters located in Tallahassee; and, a strong southwest presence beginning in Ocala and Beverly Hills and moving south through Spring Hill, New Port Richey, Holiday, Clearwater, Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Ft. Myers and Naples