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For Immediate Release:
Contact: Diedra L. St. Julien
Marketing Director
Phone: 404.575.8371
email: Diedra.stjulien@ctbatl.com
website: www.ctbconnect.com

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Media Contact: Diedra St. Julien
January 21, 2016
Marketing Director
404. 575. 8371

Citizens Trust Bank Relocates its Corporate Offices

ATLANTA- January 25, 2016 – Citizens Trust Bank recently announced plans to move its corporate offices on January 29, 2016. The new office will be approximately two miles from its current location.

For Citizens Trust Bank, a community financial institution mainstay for 95 years, the new office space means improved customer service, new amenities for employees and room for growth.

Citizens Trust Bank will now occupy the entire top floor of a multi-tenant office building located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. “The new floor plan will provide greater efficiency in how we serve our customers. As we started to outgrow our current office, departments became dispersed among different floors and suites throughout the building. We are now able to position our entire corporate service departments in the same area of the new building. We expect this to improve internal and external communication and most importantly our speed in responding to customers’ requests,” said President and CEO, Cynthia N. Day.

“We are fortunate to find such a nice space so close to our current office. We really wanted to limit the impact that relocation could have on our customers and our associates. I don’t think we could have found a better location for our team. Our new location and enhanced operational efficiencies will help us continue to grow and evolve to keep pace with our customers’ needs, allowing us to provide exceptional value and superior service along the way,” said Day.

Construction of the new space is slated to be complete near the end of January. Citizens Trust Bank will move in to the 230 Peachtree building location; and, as of Monday, February 1, 2016 the address of the new corporate offices of Citizens Trust Bank will be:

230 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 2700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

The Citizens Trust Bank financial center will remain at the historical 75 Piedmont Avenue location. All of the Citizens Trust Bank phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses will remain the same.

 

About Citizens Trust Bank

Citizens Trust Bank has built financial relationships since 1921 – we remain committed to providing personalized service and financial solutions to meet the growing needs of an entire community. Through a legacy built on principle, we go beyond meeting the needs of offering banking products and service solutions; our mission is to financially empower our customers and their generations to succeed. In turn, their success is our success. The bank takes pride in offering its financial solutions throughout metropolitan-Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia and Birmingham and Eutaw, Alabama. Through its parent company, Citizens Bancshares Corporation, the Bank offers its common stock over-the-counter to the general public under the trading symbol CZBS and can be found at www.ctbconnect.com .

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Media Contact: Diedra St. Julien
January 21, 2016
Marketing Director
404. 575. 8371

 

Citizens Trust Bank website relaunch – user-friendly
and easy to navigate with a new responsive design


Atlanta, January 21, 2016
 – Citizens Trust Bank has completely redesigned its website. The fresh layout offers responsive navigation with a high degree of user-friendliness.
Through a responsive design, Citizens Trust Bank systematically directs visitors to important product and service solution information regardless of whether the user calls up the pages by PC, smartphone or tablet. The website always appears in the optimal format.

“Conceptualizing the pages with the customer in mind and offering a fresh, appealing design were decisive goals of the relaunch,” says Diedra St. Julien, marketing director at Citizens Trust Bank. “The customer receives all information quickly and clearly with as few clicks as possible.”

The new website features online account approvals, access to insurance quotes, social media plugins as well as helpful financial tips. “Staying connected is our differentiator in the marketplace.  It’s our brand promise we make to both our internal and external stakeholders to being a partner and a responsive financial partner in their financial journey,” said St. Julien.

The new ctbconnect.com website is now available.

About Citizens Trust Bank Citizens Trust Bank is a leader in the financial services industry and one of the largest minority-owned financial institutions in the nation, offering a full range of quality business and consumer products and services including Small Business Association (SBA) financed loans, residential mortgage lending, and consumer and business online banking products with eleven financial centers in Metro Atlanta, Columbus, Georgia and in Birmingham and Eutaw, Alabama. For more information, please visit www.ctbconnect.com.

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Citizens Trust Bank Introduces: Teach me Tuesdays @2
Youth Financial Empowerment Series

Atlanta, GA – July 7, 2015

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Citizens Trust Bank – Teach me Tuesdays @2 – Youth Financial Empowerment Series

Guided by the ancient proverb: Give a man a fish – and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish – and you feed him for a lifetime – The Teach me Tuesdays @2 series allows the Citizens Trust Bank mission of financial empowerment to transcend to a new generation. In turn, the Teach me Tuesdays series provides young adults, ranging in age from 16 to 21 years of age, life lessons in budgeting, money management, as well as, the tools needed to acquire, build and sustain wealth to last a lifetime.

The four- week money management sessions are tailored to reach a younger audience; and, involve participants on how to develop and foster good money management relationships. Led by Citizens Trust Bank financial relationship specialists, money management skills acquired in prior session(s) help to form lasting tools. By the end series participants are left with practical, relatable life lessons, thus becoming the catalyst to begin a lifelong journey with positive money management habits.

The Teach Me Tuesdays @2 Youth Empowerment series is open to Atlanta and the surrounding
metropolitan communities at-large at three Atlanta-area Citizens Trust Bank locations. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Seats are limited. Contact any Citizens Trust Bank financial center location or call 888.214.3099 to reserve a seat. Complimentary lunch and refreshments are included in each session. The community empowerment series begins on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.**

“We take extreme pride in offering the Teach me Tuesdays @2 empowerment series to a younger audience in order to engage with them early in their consumer banking journey” said Cynthia N. Day, President and CEO of Citizens Trust Bank. “Our Teach me Tuesdays @2 financial empowerment series gives the next generation an opportunity to jumpstart to positive relationships with money for a healthy financial future.”

The Citizens Trust Bank Teach me Tuesdays @ 2 series session topics and dates are as follows:

 

Week One
Tuesday, July 7
Budgeting: Your Needs vs. Your Wants – Establishing the Difference Between the Two **All four sessions will be held at each of the following Atlanta locations:

Citizens Trust Bank
Piedmont Financial Center
75 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta ,Georgia 30303

The Atlanta Business League
931 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30314

Citizens Trust Bank
Panola Financial Center
2727 Panola Road
Lithonia, Georgia 30058

Week Two
Tuesday, July 14
Your Credit: Friend or Foe?
Week Three
Tuesday, July 21
Life Happens: Will you be Prepared?
Week Four
Tuesday, July 28
Building Capital and Keeping it!

 

For more information the media can contact: Contact: Diedra L. St. Julien
Marketing Director
Phone:   404.575.8371
email:     Diedra.stjulien@ctbatl.com
Website: www.ctbconnect.com

 

ABOUT CITIZENS TRUST BANK:
Citizens Trust Bank – has built financial relationships since 1921 – we remain committed to providing personalized service and financial solutions to meet the growing needs of an entire community. Through a legacy built on principle, we go beyond meeting needs of offering banking products and service solutions; our mission is to financially empower our customers and, their generations, to succeed. In turn, their success is our success. The Bank takes pride in offering its financial solutions throughout metropolitan Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia, and Birmingham and Eutaw, Alabama. Through its parent company, Citizens Bancshares Corporation, the Bank offers its common stock over-the-counter to the general public under the trading symbol CZBS and can be found on the web at www.CTBconnect.com.

07-07-2015 – Citizens Trust Bank Introduces: Teach me Tuesdays @2 Youth Financial Empowerment – COLUMBUS, GA
07-07-2015 – Citizens Trust Bank Introduces: Teach me Tuesdays @2 Youth Financial Empowerment – BIRMINGHAM, AL
07-07-2015 – Citizens Trust Bank Introduces: Teach me Tuesdays @2 Youth Financial Empowerment – EUTAW, AL
04-14-2015 – Citizens Bancshares Corporation Announces 2015 Dividend Payment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2015

Citizens Bancshares Corporation Announces 2015 Dividend Payment

ATLANTA, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire—FirstCall/ — Citizens Bancshares Corporation (OTCQB: CZBS) (the “Company”), the parent company of Citizens Trust Bank (CTB), announced today its annual dividend on common stock of $0.08 per share, payable on April 30, 2015 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 15, 2015.

Cynthia N. Day, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated “Through the focused and diligent efforts of our team, 2014 was another successful year in our continuing journey of delivering value to our shareholders. We are pleased to report that the Company’s operations, competitive posture, and foundation for growth are all stronger today than a year ago. We saw meaningful growth in key components of our balance sheet and continued growth in earnings through improvement in asset quality and prudent expense management. As a result, we are pleased to be able to continue to provide our shareholders a return on their investment through this dividend declaration. We thank them for their continued support of Citizens Bancshares Corporation and appreciate the trust they have placed in us.”

Since its inception, the Citizens Trust Bank has remained dedicated to the growth and development of communities by providing quality financial solutions and extraordinary service. The Bank takes pride in offering its financial solutions throughout metropolitan Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia, and Birmingham and Eutaw, Alabama. Through its parent company, Citizens Bancshares Corporation, the Bank offers its common stock over-the-counter to the general public under the trading symbol CZBS and can be found on the web at www.CTBconnect.com.

Certain statements in this news release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, such as statements relating to future plans and expectations, and are thus prospective. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, such as a downturn in the economy, greater than expected noninterest expenses, volatile credit and financial markets, potential deterioration in real estate values, regulatory changes and excessive loan losses, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements are reasonable, any of the assumptions could prove to be inaccurate. Therefore, we can give no assurance that the results contemplated in the forward-looking statements will be realized. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be construed as a representation by our company or any person that future events, plans, or expectations contemplated by our company will be achieved. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
Contact:

Citizens Bancshares Corporation
Samuel J. Cox, Chief Financial Officer
(404) 575-8306

SOURCE: Citizens Bancshares Corporation

03-12-2015 – Citizens Trust Bank Welcomes a New Financial Relationship Manager

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Diedra L. St. Julien
404.575.8371
Diedra.stjulien@ctbatl.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 30, 2015

Citizens Trust Bank Welcomes a New Financial Relationship Manager

A win for the Eutaw community

ATLANTA – May 30, 2015 – Citizens Trust Bank, a premier community bank headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, announces the promotion of Diedra L. St.Julien, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications. Ms. St.Julien, through her contributions has been instrumental in identifying, promoting and implementing the best business cases to align the Citizens Trust bank brand with current, competitive . His insight has yielded a positive impact to Citizens Trust Bank’s Asset Quality execution and Credit Administration Division strategy. “Jamall’s experience in executing on the Bank’s strategic vision will further strengthen Citizens Trust Bank’s position as an industry leader”, reported Citizens Trust Bank’s Chief Credit Officer, Frederick L. Daniels, Jr.

Lewis brings over eighteen years of managing sales, business development and lending strategies to both consumer and business entities.  Joining the Consumer Banking Division team, Lewis will be responsible for managing the overall day-to-day duties of the Eutaw Financial Center. He oversees the sales, operations and business development within the Eutaw financial center network including profits and productivity. James will continue his success as Citizens Trust Bank continues to advance its growing bank network.

Jacques Lee, Consumer Banking Division Manager said “James’ wealth of experience and business development knowledge has already made him a key addition to the Citizens Trust Bank family. He truly shares our vision, passion and above all, our commitment to fostering solid, long-lasting customer relationships.  I’m confident that James will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality service, and lending solutions for Eutaw community and beyond.”

About Citizens Trust Bank: Citizens Trust Bank prides itself on offering a full range of quality products and services throughout metropolitan Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia, and in Birmingham and Eutaw, Alabama.  Building relationships since 1921, the Bank has remained dedicated to the growth and development of communities through superior products and extraordinary service.  Through its parent company, Citizens Bancshares Corporation, the Bank offers its common stock over-the-counter to the general public under the trading symbol CZBS and can be found on the web at www.CTBconnect.com.

PRESS R E L E A S E

Contact: Diedra L. St. Julien
404.575.8371
Diedra.stjulien@ctbatl.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 17, 2015

Citizens Trust Bank Welcomes a New Commercial Lending Officer
Atlanta, Georgia – February 17, 2015 – Citizens Trust Bank is proud to announce and welcomes

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Eric D. Wilson – Vice President,
Senior Commercial Relationship Manager
February 17, 2015 – Citizens Trust Bank is proud to announce and welcomes Eric D. Wilson as a Vice President, Senior Commercial Relationship Manager. Wilson brings over seventeen years of experience in managing sales, business development and commercial lending strategies to both corporate and private organizations. Joining the Commercial Banking Division team, Wilson will be responsible for managing the overall credit risk of the Bank’s commercial loan portfolio and assisting to maximize the Bank’s growth potential. Eric will continue his success as Citizens Trust Bank continues to advance its growing commercial loan portfolio.

Farrand Logan, Commercial Banking Division Manager said “Eric’s wealth of experience and commercial lending knowledge has already made him a key addition to the Citizens Trust Bank family. He truly shares our vision, passion and above all, our commitment to fostering solid, long-lasting lending partnerships. I’m confident that Eric will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality lending solutions for our customers.”

About Citizens Trust Bank: Citizens Trust Bank prides itself on offering a full range of quality products and services throughout metropolitan Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia, and in Birmingham and Eutaw, Alabama.  Building relationships since 1921, the Bank has remained dedicated to the growth and development of communities through superior products and extraordinary service.  Through its parent company, Citizens Bancshares Corporation, the Bank offers its common stock over-the-counter to the general public under the trading symbol CZBS and can be found on the web at www.CTBconnect.com.