May 17 - First Manitowoc (Wis.) Bancorp Inc., parent company of Bank First National, announced the company's stock ticker symbol has changed. Effective May 15, 2013, the company's common shares commenced trading on the OTC Markets under the trading symbol 'BFNC' (OTCQB: BFNC). The previous trading symbol was 'FMWC.'
"This change will better align the Bank First brand and name with the ticker symbol. We have discovered that customers and potential shareholders have had difficulty making the connection with our previous ticker symbol," stated Mike Molepske, president and CEO at Bank First. "Furthermore, the holding company will seek shareholder approval in early 2014 to change the holding company name to also better align with the Bank First brand and name."
First Manitowoc Bancorp Inc. (BFNC) provides financial services through its sole subsidiary, Bank First National, which was incorporated in 1894. The bank is an independent community bank with 12 banking locations in Manitowoc, Brown, Sheboygan and Winnebago counties. The bank offers loan, deposit, investment advisory and trust products at each of its banking offices. Insurance products are available through Ansay & Associates LLC. Trust, investment advisory and other financial services are offered through the bank's partnership with Legacy Private Trust and through an alliance with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. The Bank is a co-owner of a data processing subsidiary, United Financial Services Inc., which provides data services for over 40 Wisconsin banks. The bank employs approximately 159 full-time equivalent staff and has assets of $972 million as of March 31, 2013. Further information about First Manitowoc Bancorp Inc. is available by clicking on the Investor Relations tab at www.BankFirstNational.com.