In an effort to better serve customers, Southern Bank in Clinton has announced plans to move from its current location to a larger location nearby.
The current office is located at 925 Sunset Ave., and the new location will be just across the street at 1008 Sunset Ave. The first business day in the new location will be on Monday, Feb. 13. A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is being planned and will be announced in the near future.
According to Rex Moody, branch manager, the move allows the business to serve more customers and in a more efficient manner.
“The bank business in Clinton has grown and we needed the additional space,” Moody said. “The move allows us to have more space and better serve our clients.”
With the move, Moody said the bank will now be able to house additional segments of the business. The new facility will offer clients an expanded drive thru, as well as a drive thru ATM location.
“This makes a statement for Southern Bank,” Moody added.
The current location will close Friday at noon to allow the business office to move to the new location, which will open Monday at normal business hours.
“Southern Bank is happy to be invested in Clinton and Sampson County,” Greg Shackelford, senior vice president and south region executive, said. ” Our existing location served us and our customers well for many years. But we’ve outgrown it and when the new location became available, we saw it as a golden opportunity to provide the kind of facility our customers and staff deserve and will be proud of. Being conveniently located across the street from our existing office, the new location will allow us to continue to service an expanding customer base for many years to come.”
Founded in 1901, Southern Bank and Trust Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern BancShares (N.C.), Inc. With its Corporate Headquarters located in Mount Olive, the bank has total assets of approximately $2.4 billion and over 60 locations serving North Carolina and Virginia.
More information about Southern Bank is available on the Internet at www.southernbank.com.
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