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Company History

First American Bank was chartered in Fort Dodge, Iowa, in 1934, and served the needs of that community for some 65 years before embarking on an expansion program and appointing a management team that continues in place today. In 1999, First American Bank opened a Sioux City office, followed by the opening of a Des Moines area bank, in Clive, the next year. In 2004, Ankeny and Iowa City temporary locations were opened, and plans for construction of these important new branches took shape in 2005. Both branches will be completed in 2006.

Since that time, by acquisition, internal growth and new office development, First American has expanded operations to include 16 Iowa banking offices. In 2005, the bank opened a loan production office in Naples, Florida, and in April 2006 purchased Pelican National Bank of Naples, Florida.

First American Bank is Iowa’s Business Bank. Our commercial services are delivered by bankers with the experience to understand our clients’ business plans and personal banking needs. Decisions are made locally, with a sense of urgency that matches the mindset of many business owners we serve.

We are proud to offer the in-depth resources of larger regional and national banks, yet we deliver our services through a statewide network of community banks that know our customers on a personal basis. Our clients must surely like it that way because we have accomplished dramatic business growth in recent years. Today, we count $1.4 billion in total assets . . . and that number is growing steadily. Thanks to all of you who’ve helped us achieve this milestone in our service capability!