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Falcon International Bank Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at New Full-Service Brownsville Branch (March 22, 2007)

Falcon International Bank Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at New Full-Service Brownsville Branch (March 22, 2007)


On March 16, 2007, Falcon International Bank proudly hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its thirteenth full-service branch, located in Brownsville, Texas. The branch, conveniently located in The Corner Shopping Center on Boca Chica Blvd., is Falcon's first presence in Brownsville and the newest addition to the bank's expanding franchise.

Approximately one hundred people attended the midday ceremony. Recently appointed Southern Coastal Region President Arturo R. Farias and members of his regional team extended their hospitality to various business and civic leaders. Also in attendance were several of Falcon's Laredo-based executives, including Gilbert Narvaez, Jr., President/COO, Roy Gonzales, SEVP, Ana P. Valdez, SEVP, and Jorge Gonzalez, EVP. Narvaez, who spoke on behalf of Adolfo E. Gutierrez, Chairman of the Board, expressed the bank's commitment to the Brownsville community and recognized Farias as a well-known and respected banker in Brownsville who is also dedicated to his community.

In addition to Falcon staff members, many prominent Brownsville business and community leaders attended the ceremony, lending an atmosphere of celebration, support and encouragement. Though there were far too many attendees to name each specifically, Falcon wishes to express its appreciation to past Brownsville Chamber of Commerce David Merill, who served as Master of Ceremony, Pastor Bob Clark, who provided the invocation, and Monsignor Roberto Sifuentes Aranda, who traveled from Matamoros, Mexico to offer the ceremony a blessing and special prayer. Falcon also thanks Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., Chief of Staff, Paul Cowen, who presented Arturo R. Farias with the Texas flag that was flown above the State Capitol on Texas Independence Day. Finally, Falcon also thanks Laredo businessman and community activist Dr. Hector Farias, Jr., who served as the event's special guest speaker, and Margal M. Vicars, past Mayor of Brownsville.

The opening of the Brownsville Corner Shopping Center branch comes at the twenty-year milestone for Falcon Bank, marking a track record of unprecedented growth, regional and national top awards, and leadership and participation in numerous community-based programs. Falcon's partnership with the Shopping Center is an example of the bank's philosophy of offering banking services where retail services are located, allowing customers a "bank where they shop" convenience. The 4,000 sq. ft. facility offers a complete line of financial products and services, including personal and business checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, money market accounts, IRA's, night depository, safe deposit boxes, residential and commercial mortgages, auto loans and a wide variety of other types of commercial and consumer loans, home equity loans, retirement products and wealth and investment management.

Falcon International Bank, headquartered in Laredo, is committed to providing quality products and services to its customers in all of its regions. The bank has grown to more than $660 million in assets and has branches in Laredo, Brownsville, San Antonio, Buda, Eagle Pass, Del Rio and McAllen. With a dedicated team of more than 300 employees, Falcon offers personalized customer service, attention to detail, and a genuine commitment to helping customers achieve their dreams.

Falcon International Bank is a member of Falcon Bancshares, Inc. For more information on the Brownsville Corner Shopping Center branch, located at 2200 Boca Chica Blvd, Suite 100, or the bank, please visit www.falconbank.com.